Implementation Strategies for Adventures in Parenting

Doctoral Dissertation


Adventures in Parenting, an informational booklet published by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, is designed to educate parents about basic principles of parenting. The booklet offers five principles that parents can use to develop a model of parenting: Responding, Preventing, Monitoring, Mentoring, and Modeling (RPM3). The current study was designed to assess the differential impact of three intervention conditions, utilizing Adventures in Parenting, on knowledge of RPM3 principles, parenting behaviors, and children’s behavior. Significant intervention effects were found for measures of knowledge of RPM3 principles; number of sessions attended explained a significant proportion of unique variance in RPM3 Total and Open-ended scores. The more intensive interventions increased and/or maintained knowledge of RPM3 principles over 3 months, whereas the control condition demonstrated a decrease in knowledge from pretest to posttest. Pretest father involvement and maternal adjustment were consistent predictors of posttest measures of knowledge of intervention principles and maternal parenting behavior. Results are discussed in terms of their contribution to parent training, particularly the use of web-based training sessions.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-04172006-112535

Author Shannon Shamiel Carothers
Advisor John G. Borkowski
Contributor Scott Maxwell, Committee Member
Contributor John G. Borkowski, Committee Chair
Contributor Darcia Narvaez, Committee Member
Contributor David Smith, Committee Member
Degree Level Doctoral Dissertation
Degree Discipline Psychology
Degree Name PhD
Defense Date
  • 2005-12-16

Submission Date 2006-04-17
  • United States of America

  • prevention program

  • parent training

  • principles of parenting

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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