University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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This article presents the evaluation of parental monitoring and controlling of teen-drivers after attending a family-centered program focused on teen risky-driving behaviors. The program design was guided by the Social-Ecological Model and Health Belief Model. Fifteen parents attending the driving program completed measures of parent control and parent monitoring. Overall, effect sizes at the two-month follow-up indicate the program was moderately effective. There was a statistically significant increase to parental discussions of driving rules. Altogether, this article contributes to the growing literature on the effectiveness of family-centered programs.
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Karen Melton, Department of Family Consumer Sciences, Baylor University; Beth Lanning, Health, Department of Human Performance and Recreation, Baylor University; Naomi Abel, Health, Department of Human Performance and Recreation, Baylor University This work was supported by Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Waco Texas as a subcontract from a Texas Department of Transportation Grant. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Karen Melton, Department of Family Consumer Sciences, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798. Email: Karen_Melton@baylor.edu
Health Services Research | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion
Melton, Karen K.; Lanning, Beth; and Abel, Naomi
"Family-Centered Approach to Teen-Driving Program: Program Evaluation of Parental Behavioral Outcomes,"
Journal of Adolescent and Family Health: Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/jafh/vol9/iss1/2