Low-income urban parents of color enrolled in a parent training study were interviewed to understand what motivated their participation and what led 30% of them to subsequently drop out. Most enrolled because they wanted to be better parents. Most dropped out because of time and schedule constraints. Retention was higher when parents' motivations for participation matched program goals. Program location and qualities of the recruiter were cited most often as important; financial compensation was cited least often as important.
- Low-income families
- Parent training
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)