• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 10, Pages: 1358-1361

Original Article

The effectiveness of positive parenting skills training group for parents of children with attention deficit disorder- hyperactivity on behavior disorders in their children


Recent years have witnessed increasing problems of parents of children affected with disorder in different fields. The aim of this article is to determine the effectiveness of group training of positive parenting of children affected with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The current research is of quasi-experimental and of pre and post test type of study. In this study, 46 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which referred to occupational therapy centers in Tehran, were randomly selected as the two groups of experiment and control. In addition to drug therapy and occupational therapy programs, mothers of those children received eight (2h) sessions of group training of positive parenting program and the control group did not receive the training. A post-test are performed on both of the groups after the completion. Demographic information and 48-questions (questionnaire of Conners classification scale of parents) are used and the data used by ANCOVA are applied. To review the test assumptions, covariance analysis test is used and the data are analyzed by SPSS software. The average scores of behavioral disorders decreased in post-test of related experimental group, which indicates that group training program of Sanders parenting impact, is positive. (F=5247, sig< 0.005). Hence, this model is recommended to be used as one of the training patterns to the parents to reduce behavioral disorders of ADHD children.
Keywords: hyperactivity disorder-attention deficit, behavioral disorders, positive parenting, Saunders.


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