Modeling long-term parent outcomes of two universal family-focused preventive interventions: one-year follow-up results

J Consult Clin Psychol. 1999 Dec;67(6):975-84. doi: 10.1037//0022-006x.67.6.975.


The present investigation extended prior work by R. Spoth, C. Redmond, and C. Shin (1998). These researchers reported findings that 2 universal family-focused preventive intervention programs each had direct effects on a proximal parenting outcome (intervention-targeted parenting behaviors) and indirect effects on 2 global and distal outcomes (parent-child affective quality and general child management) at posttesting. A replication of the previously tested parenting outcome model was conducted with 1-year follow-up data and procedures identical to those used in the earlier study. Results of the present study (N = 404 families) indicate that statistically significant effects on parenting outcomes were sustained through a 1-year period following the posttest.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior / psychology
  • Family / psychology*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Parenting*
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Surveys and Questionnaires