Testing effective strategies for reducing problem behavior among children with ADHD: An evaluation of the 1-2-3 magic parenting program
thesisposted on 29.03.2022, 02:04 by Julie Anne Chesterfield
Research indicates that behavioral parent training is an effective treatment for children with ADHD. A review of the literature revealed limited evidence of brief parenting programs for child behavioral difficulties, and scarce evidence of brief, parent-only programs for parents of children with ADHD. The aim of this research was to address this gap in the literature by examining whether a brief parenting program would improve outcomes for children with ADHD and their parents. This aim was addressed by evaluating the group-based version of the parenting program, 1-2-3 Magic, among parents of children aged 6-12 years with ADHD. The 1-2-3 Magic program has not previously been evaluated among parents of children with ADHD. This thesis presents two empirical studies, preceded by a general introduction, a literature review, and an introduction to the empirical studies, followed by a general discussion. The first empirical study evaluated the effectiveness of the 1-2-3 Magic program in reducing problematic child behavior and ADHD symptoms in children with ADHD, and dysfunctional parenting in their caregivers. The study used a randomized experimental design with a waitlist-control (treatment group, n = 17; waitlist-control group, n = 14). Child problem behavior, ADHD symptoms, and dysfunctional parenting were the primary outcome variables. Results at postintervention and six-month follow-up were mixed, but suggestive of improvement; several design-related limitations were identified (notably, power, group assignment procedure, and providing adequate implementation time). The aim of Study II was to use a similar design to Study 1 while overcoming its limitations (treatment group, n = 28; waitlist-control group, n = 29). Results from Study II suggest that the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program is effective at reducing disruptive behavior and ADHD symptoms in children with ADHD, as well as dysfunctional parenting in their caregivers. 2 Overall, the findings provide support for the effectiveness of the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program in treating behavioral problems among school-aged children with ADHD, as evidenced by improvements in child and parental functioning.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 : General introduction -- Chapter 2 : Literature review -- Chapter 3 : Introduction to empirical studies -- Chapter 4 : Testing effective strategies for reducing problem behavior among children with ADHD : A pilot study evaluation of the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program -- Chapter 5 : Testing effective strategies for reducing problem behavior among children with ADHD : An evaluation of the 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Program -- Chapter 6 : General discussion
NotesIncludes bibliographic references Theoretical thesis.
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Psychology
Year of Award2018.
Principal SupervisorRichard Stevenson
RightsCopyright Julie Chesterfield 2018 Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright
Extent1 online resource (viii, 193 pages) illustrations
Former Identifiersmq:71198 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1271870
1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parenting Program.Child psychpathology $z Australia $v Case studies.Youth $x Mental health $z Australia $v Case studies.ADHD,Mental illness $z Australia $x Prevention.Children,Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder,Behavioral parent training,Behavior problemsChild mental health $z Australia $v Case studies.