Pride-Based Self-Affirmations and Parenting Programs.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We newly apply the concept of self-affirmation typically used in the domain of health and education to the domain of parenting. Recruiting parents of children age 13 or younger (n = 1,044), we test how eliciting positive self-concept affects interest in receiving parenting materials and participating in a parenting program. We find that an adapted, pride-based written self-affirmation exercise increased parents' positive self-concept and their interest in parenting programs and resources, particularly among parents with a high baseline fear of judgment associated with seeking help. Implications for applying insights from psychology as a strategy to mitigate fear of judgment to optimize participation in an evidence-based parenting program at scale are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hill, Z; Spiegel, M; Gennetian, LA

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 /

Start / End Page

  • 910 -

PubMed ID

  • 32655425

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7324633

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1664-1078

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1664-1078

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00910


  • eng