The Effectiveness of Parent Group Counseling as Compared to Individual Parent Consultation in Changing Parent Attitude and Child Behavior Page: 4
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in their school behavior in the areas of classroom disturbance,
creative initiative, and quits before tasks are completed.
The parent attitude change toward more understanding of and
more open communication with their children appears to be the
most important factor in eliciting improved classroom behavior
in their children. Also, the positive attitudinal change
experienced by the parents appears to be a more important
factor than obtaining high scores on attitudinal measures for
eliciting behavioral changes in their children.
Neither parent intervention procedure was significantly
more effective in improving the academic grades, peer rela-
tions, or self-esteem of the children. The children of parents
who participated in the parent group counseling procedures
showed a greater improvement in peer-relations according to
pre-posttest means than the children of parents who partici-
pated in the individual consultation procedure; however, the
differences were not significant.
Generally, parent group counseling appeared to generate
more pervasive changes affecting multiple behaviors in their
children than individual consultation with the parents.
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Carns, Ann Worrell. The Effectiveness of Parent Group Counseling as Compared to Individual Parent Consultation in Changing Parent Attitude and Child Behavior, thesis, May 1979; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500810/m1/4/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .