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Parent-Child Home Program

Last Updated: July 2011

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details for Positive Parenting Practices Outcomes

Impact Studies Rated High

Madden, J., O’Hara, J., & Levenstein, P. (1984). Home again: Effects of the Mother-Child Home Program on mother and child. Child Development, 55(2), 636–647.
Additional Source:

Levenstein, P., O'Hara, J., & Madden, J. (1983). The mother-child home program of the verbal interaction project. In Consortium for Longitudinal Studies (Ed.), As the twig is bent-lasting effects of preschool programs. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Show Study Effects Details
Outcome Effect Sample Timing of Follow-Up Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Mean Difference or Odds Ratio
Statistical Significance
Effect Size
Outcome Type
Maternal Interactive Behavior Favorable 1973 – 1976 cohorts Post-program 114 mothers Mean = 282.38 SD = 111.91 Mean = 185.95 SD = 86.20 MD = 96.43 Statistically significant, p < 0.05 HomVEE = 0.96 Primary
Show Study Outcome Measure Summary
Outcome Description of Measure Data Collection Method Properties of the Outcome Measure Outcome Type
Maternal Interactive Behavior Frequencies of occurrence of 10 categories of behavior were tallied in four viewings of videotaped parent-child interaction. The categories were: labeling, use of color names, verbalization of actions, verbalization of number and shape, solicitation of information from the child, verbal praise, encouragement of divergent use of a toy, nonverbal indication of warmth, reply to child's vocalization, and failure to reply to child's vocalization. Video recording of parent-child interaction Pearson's r = 0.48 to 0.74 Cronbach's α = 0.82 Primary