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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Heath Lowry

First Committee Member

Gary N. Howells

Second Committee Member

Robert R. Hopkins

Third Committee Member

Robert W. Blaney

Fourth Committee Member

Armand P. Maffia


There is growing evidence of a need for training parents to be more effective in child-rearing practices regarding values acquisition and clarification. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Parent Effectiveness Training, a parent education program, in changing the personal and child-rearing values of the participating parents.



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