Identifying attendance correlates for a teen and young adult parenting program

Patricia M Veach, Mark Sundby, John Merladet, Michael G. Luxenberg

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalFamily relations
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1997


  • Adolescent parents
  • Attendance
  • Parenting groups


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