Predicting participation in group parenting education in an Australian sample : the role of attitudes, norms, and control factors
White, Katherine M. & Wellington, Larne (2009) Predicting participation in group parenting education in an Australian sample : the role of attitudes, norms, and control factors. Journal of Primary Prevention, 30, pp. 173-189.
We examined the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in predicting intentions to participate in group parenting education. One hundred and seventy-six parents (138 mothers and 38 fathers) with a child under 12 years completed TPB items assessing attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and two additional social influence variables (self-identity and group norm). Regression analyses supported the TPB predictors of participation intentions with self-identity and group norm also significantly predicting intentions. These findings offer preliminary support for the TPB, along with additional sources of social influence, as a useful predictive model of participation in parenting education.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||parenting programs, group parenting education, participation, theory of planned behavior|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Springer|
|Copyright Statement:||The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com|
|Deposited On:||24 Mar 2009 17:10|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:56|
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