The effects of parental teaching on compliance behavior of children

Michelle Marchant, K. Richard Young, Richard P. West

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In this study, we examined how effectively parents learn and apply the techniques of reinforcement, effective praise, instructive praise, direct teaching, and corrective teaching with noncompliant children in their homes. Four children considered at risk for antisocial behavior problems participated with their parents in the project. The parents received training from a parent coach in techniques that they then implemented to teach their child to be compliant. A multiple baseline-probe design was used to evaluate the procedures. Throughout the study, the parents' implementation of the techniques and the children's responses were observed. The results showed an increase in the parents' application of these skills and an increase in the children's overall compliance in the home.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-350
Number of pages14
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


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