Factors predicting attendance by 161 adolescents and young adults at a parenting skills program were assessed. Data were collected on participant demographics, intrapersonal variables, social support, attendance goals, and parenting knowledge. Multiple regression analyses revealed four positive predictors - receipt of AFDC, endorsing goals of meeting other parents and learning how to relax, and number of children; and one negative predictor - total number of group sessions. Three variables - number of sessions, number of children, and learning to relax - differentiated the highest versus lowest attenders in a discriminant analysis. Implications for practice and suggestions for future research are discussed.
- Adolescent parents
- Parenting groups