An outcome evaluation of the implementation of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program in Hong Kong

Man Cynthia Leung, Matthew R. Sanders, Shirley Leung, Rose Mak, Joseph Lau

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The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) with a sample of Chinese parents of children with early onset conduct-related problems in Hong Kong. The participants consisted of 91 parents whose children attended maternal and child health centers and child assessment centers for service, and were between three to seven years old. Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention (TP) and a waitlist control group (WL). There was no significant difference in pre-intervention measures between the two groups. However, at post intervention, participants in the TP group reported significantly lower levels of child behavior problems, lower dysfunctional parenting styles, and higher parent sense of competence, compared to the WL group. Implications of these findings for the use of Triple P with families of Chinese descent are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-544
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Process
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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