Parent Expectancies for Child Therapy : Assessment and Relation to Participation in Treatment

  title={Parent Expectancies for Child Therapy : Assessment and Relation to Participation in Treatment},
  author={Matthew K. Nock and M. Phil. and Alan E. Kazdin},
Two studies examined parents’ pre-treatment expectancies for their child’s psychotherapy among children (N= 405, ages 2–15) referred for oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. Study I focused on the development of a measure to assess expectancies. The results indicated that the measure was internally consistent. Moreover, socioeconomic disadvantage and ethnic minority status, severity of child dysfunction, child age, and parental stress and depression were significant predictors of… CONTINUE READING
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