The effectiveness of the grandparent Triple P program with Hong Kong Chinese families: A randomized controlled trial

Cynthia Leung, Matthew Sanders, Barbara Fung, James Kirby

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This study described the development and evaluation of the Grandparent Triple P (GTP) program with Hong Kong Chinese families. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 56 grandparents being randomized to either the intervention condition (GTP) or a waitlist control group. Focus groups were also conducted at post-intervention to explore the experience of participants and facilitators who participated in the program. Participants completed self-report questionnaires on their grandchildren's behavior problems, grandparent self-efficacy, and relationship with their biological children, at pre- and post-intervention. The results indicated that there was a significant decrease in child behavior problems and a significant increase in grandparent self-efficacy among intervention group participants after intervention. The focus group results indicated that grandparents also felt less stressed about their grandparent role. Implications for program delivery are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-117
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Family Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavioral family intervention
  • Chinese families
  • Grandparent
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • Triple P

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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