Triple P with mothers at university : the effect of a behavioural family intervention in the tertiary setting : a dissertation.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Education
The aim of this research was to examine the impact of a behavioural family intervention with parents who were undertaking tertiary study. Six mothers, attending the University of Canterbury, participated in the study. The intervention selected was the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P). Three aspects of parenting were measured: child behaviour, parenting stress and parenting competence. The findings suggested that the intensity and number of problem behaviours generally decreased, but there was little change in child compliance. Parenting stress decreased after the programme, but levels of life stress increased or remained the same. Ratings of parenting competence improved considerably for all participants' post- intervention. These findings indicate that a behavioural family intervention had positive affects on some aspects on studentparents. Implications and recommendations for future studies are discussed.