What motivates participation and dropout among low-income urban families of color in a prevention intervention?

Deborah Gross, Wrenetha Julion, Louis Fogg

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-254
Number of pages9
JournalFamily Relations
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attrition
  • Low-income families
  • Minority
  • Parent training
  • Participation
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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