Outcome evaluation of peer support programme for helping Chinese parents under stress

Man Cynthia Leung, Tsin Yee Janet Leung, Wincy W S Fong

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a support group programme using peer parent counsellors in reducing participant stress and enhancing social support. Participants included 173 Chinese parents with 134 providing complete data. They were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups at service-centre level. The results indicated that there was a significant decrease in psychological distress and increase in social support among intervention group participants at post-intervention, compared with the control group. Qualitative data also indicated that participants' stress was reduced through sharing with their peers. Implications for social service practice were discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-182
Number of pages15
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013


  • Chinese
  • parents
  • peer support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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