The efficacy and acceptability of the Triple P: Positive Parenting Program with Turkish parents

ARKAN B., GÜVENİR T., Ralph A., Day J.

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, vol.33, no.3, pp.148-156, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jcap.12283
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, EMBASE, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-156
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Aim To evaluate the effectiveness of Group Teen Triple P with parents who have behaviorally disturbed adolescents. Methods The research was conducted in an experimental manner. The sample was 76 parents who were grouped as 38 cases and 38 controls with a block randomization method. Data were collected using the Family Background Questionnaire, General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), Conflict Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ), and Parent Satisfaction Questionnaire. Group Teen Triple P Program was implemented with the case group for 8 weeks. Data were collected immediately after the program and again after 3 months. Data were evaluated using variance analysis,t test,chi(2)test, multivariate analysis of covariance, and analysis of covariance test. Results It was found that participation in Group Teen Triple P resulted in the improvement of parental mental health, decreased problematic behavior of the adolescents, and fewer problems between adolescents and their parents. Conclusion Group Teen Triple P should be made available to more parents of adolescents in Turkey.