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Examining the Parent Perception Inventory within the Context of Behavior Parent Training




Salamone, Christie

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The Parent Perception Inventory (PPI) is a child report measure used to assess child perceptions of parenting positive and negative behaviors. A parent version of the PPI was also used to assess how parents perceive their own parenting behaviors. PPI positive and negative behavior scores were compared for physically abusive families (consisting of the abusive parent and their child) who completed behavioral parenting training treatment groups and those families who dropped out of treatment. Parents who went through treatment perceived themselves as having fewer negative behaviors on the PPI after treatment than those who did not go through treatment. No significant differences were found regarding the childrens reports of their parents positive or negative behaviors. Comparisons were also made between parent and child reports and children from different age groups.