Effectiveness of Group Parent-Child Interaction Therapy on Problem Behaviors in Chinese Kindergartners.
Shanghai Early Childhood Education College, Shanghai Normal University, 100 Guilin Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200234, China.
Department of Psychology, Trent University, Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, Canada.
- Published Article
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
- Publication Date
Feb 15, 2023
Problem behaviors in early childhood may put young children at risk for negative behavioral and psychosocial problems. This study examined the effectiveness of group PCIT on Chinese young children's externalizing and internalizing problems. The participants were 58 mothers with their children aged 2-3 years (M = 2.95 years, SD = 0.22), assigned to an immediate treatment (n = 26) group or to a waitlist (n = 32) control group. The program involved comprehensive group intervention and featured weekly 60-90-min sessions, totaling ten sessions over three months. Results indicate that group PCIT not only significantly improved teacher-reported problem behaviors in children, but also improved observed maternal parenting behavior. These findings support the use of group PCIT in Chinese children and provide mothers with an evidence-based tool to address problem behaviors in a non-clinical population.
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