The effectiveness of the grandparent Triple P program with Hong Kong Chinese families: a randomized controlled trial

Leung, Cynthia and Sanders, Matthew and Fung, Barbara and Kirby, James (2014) The effectiveness of the grandparent Triple P program with Hong Kong Chinese families: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Family Studies, 20 (2). pp. 104-117. ISSN 1322-9400


This study described the development and evaluation of the Grandparent Triple P (GTP) program with Hong Kong Chinese families. A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 56 grandparents being randomized to either the intervention condition (GTP) or a waitlist control group. Focus groups were also conducted at post-intervention to explore the experience of participants and facilitators who participated in the program. Participants completed self-report questionnaires on their grandchildren's behavior problems, grandparent self-efficacy, and relationship with their biological children, at pre- and post-intervention. The results indicated that there was a significant decrease in child behavior problems and a significant increase in grandparent self-efficacy among intervention group participants after intervention. The focus group results indicated that grandparents also felt less stressed about their grandparent role. Implications for program delivery are discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 eContent Management Pty Ltd. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 02:18
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015 05:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: randomized controlled trial; grandparent; behavioral family intervention; Triple P; Chinese families
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169903 Studies of Asian Society
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2014.11082000

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