Modification of Parenting and aggressive behavior in children: The Parent Training of the Coping Power Program

Author/s Laura Ruglioni, Agnese Fatighenti, Mara Mentasti, Fabiana Vitiello, Azzurra Manfredi, Annarita Milone, Elisa Polidori, Furio Lambrischi, Pietro Muratori
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/35
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 5-21 File size 80 KB
DOI 10.3280/QPC2014-035001
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Literature argues that therapeutic interventions for children with DBD which include the involvement of parents were generally more effective than those in where only the child was involved. The main purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the Parent Training contained in the Coping Power Program, cognitive-behavioral intervention matrix, manualized and focused on specific targets compared in relation to a model of cognitive behavioral intervention matrix not manualized and not focused on specific goals, in the modification of specific styles of parenting. A second aim is to assess the predictive power that some variables of parenting can have on changing the aggressive behavior of children. In particular, effects are observed more of the CPP on the variables Positive Parenting and Inconsistent Discipline. In addition, it was observed that only the Inconsistent Discipline influenced the aggressive behavior of the child.

Keywords: Disruptive behavior disorder, parent training, parenting

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Laura Ruglioni, Agnese Fatighenti, Mara Mentasti, Fabiana Vitiello, Azzurra Manfredi, Annarita Milone, Elisa Polidori, Furio Lambrischi, Pietro Muratori, Modificazione dello stile genitoriale e del comportamento aggressivo in età evolutiva: il Parent Training del Coping Power Program in "QUADERNI DI PSICOTERAPIA COGNITIVA" 35/2014, pp 5-21, DOI: 10.3280/QPC2014-035001