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Comparison of parenting practices, acculturation, and the acceptability of behavioral parent training programs between a Native American and a non-Native American sample [electronic resource] /

by Masse, Joshua J.

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Comparison of Parenting Practices, Acculturation, and the Acceptability of Behavioral Parent Training Programs Between a Native American and a Non-Native American Sample Joshua J. Masse Behavioral parent training (BPT) has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for children with disruptive behavior disorders. Although a great deal of promising research concerning BPT exists, it is important to recognize that current BPT programs were developed and normed based on European-American ideologies regarding parenting, with the assumption that these programs will apply to parents from cultural minority groups as well. The current study evaluated differences in parenting practices between a sample of Native American parents and non-Native parents. In addition, group differences regarding sensitivity and acceptability of techniques that are commonly used in BPT programs were explored. To better understand how cultural identity influenced parenting practices, a measure of acculturation was included and analyzed as well. Lastly, parenting differences between Native Americans with and without residential school experience (direct or indirect) were explored. Results demonstrated a number of important differences between the groups and help to provide some insight into both treatment acceptability and parenting practices of the Native American population, while also serving as a base of information for future research in this area. Limitations and future directions are discussed.
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School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:behavior disorders in children parenting acculturation

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