Video-feedback intervention increases sensitive parenting in ethnic minority mothers: a randomized control trial

Sengul Yagmur, Judi Mesman*, Maike Malda, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, Hatice Ekmekci

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Abstract

Using a randomized control trial design we tested the effectiveness of a culturally sensitive adaptation of the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) in a sample of 76 Turkish minority families in the Netherlands. The VIPP-SD was adapted based on a pilot with feedback of the target mothers, resulting in the VIPP-TM (VIPP-Turkish Minorities). The sample included families with 20-47-month-old children with high levels of externalizing problems. Maternal sensitivity, nonintrusiveness, and discipline strategies were observed during pretest and posttest home visits. The VIPP-TM was effective in increasing maternal sensitivity and nonintrusiveness, but not in enhancing discipline strategies. Applying newly learned sensitivity skills in discipline situations may take more time, especially in a cultural context that favors more authoritarian strategies. We conclude that the VIPP-SD program and its video-feedback approach can be successfully applied in immigrant families with a non-Western cultural background, with demonstrated effects on parenting sensitivity and nonintrusiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-386
Number of pages16
JournalAttachment and Human Development
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • discipline
  • parenting intervention
  • randomized control trial
  • sensitivity

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