Predictors of engagement in a school-based family preventive intervention for youth experiencing behavioral difficulties.


Journal Article

The researchers longitudinally assessed parent and child levels of engagement in an evidence-based preventive intervention for children. The sample included 114 fifth graders with aggressive, disruptive behaviors and their parents who participated in the Coping Power Program. Findings indicate that levels of engagement differentially fluctuated for children and parents throughout the course of the intervention. Results also suggest that child levels of engagement early in the course of the program influenced parent mid-intervention levels of engagement. Further, these relationships persisted when the influence of family environment variables were included in analyses.

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Cited Authors

  • Ellis, ML; Lindsey, MA; Barker, ED; Boxmeyer, CL; Lochman, JE

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 457 - 467

PubMed ID

  • 23420474

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23420474

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6695

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1389-4986

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11121-012-0319-9


  • eng