publication . Other literature type . Article . 1995

Preventing escalation in problem behaviors with high-risk young adolescents: Immediate and 1-year outcomes.

David W. Andrews; Thomas J. Dishion;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1995
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
The study tested alternative intervention strategies to reduce escalation in problem behaviors among high-risk young adolescents (11 to 14 years old). A total of 158 families with young adolescents (male and female) participated in this study. Of these, 119 families were randomly assigned to 1 of the following intervention conditions: (a) parent focus, (b) teen focus, (c) parent and teen focus, (d) self-directed change (materials only). In addition, 39 families of young adolescents were recruited as a quasi-experimental control. Parent focus and teen focus interventions resulted in immediate beneficial effects in observed and reported family conflict. The parent...
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Mental health, Parent intervention, Tobacco use, Developmental psychology, Family conflict, Psychological intervention, Young adolescents, Follow up studies, Beneficial effects, Psychology
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