The use of a self-control package to enhance temporal generality of a parent training program

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of a self-control package in enhancing temporal generality of a parent training program. Sixteen mothers and their clinic-referred noncompliant children were assigned to either a parent training alone group, or a parent training plus self-control group. All mother-child dyads were treated individually by teaching the mother to reward compliance and other prosocial behavior, and to use time-out for noncompliance. In addition, mothers who also received self-control training learned to self-monitor their use of their new parenting skills and to reinforce themselves for use of the skill during a 2 month follow-up period. Assessment consisted of four home observations by independent observers prior to treatment, after treatment, and at a 2 month follow-up. The data indicated that the children in the parent training plus self-control group were significantly more compliant and less deviant at the 2 month follow-up than the children in the parent training alone group. Parental behavior did not differ between the two groups at the follow-up. © 1980.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wells, KC; Griest, DL; Forehand, R

Published Date

  • January 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 347 - 353

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0005-7967

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0005-7967(80)90094-7

Citation Source

  • Scopus