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Community Intervention Self-Efficacy Scale for Parent Leaders (CONNECTED): Parents’ Empowerment to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use

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European Institute of Studies on Prevention, 07003 Palma, Spain
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Department of Health Psychology, Miguel Hernandez University, 03202 Alicante, Spain
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Balearic Islands Health Research Institute, 07120 Palma, Spain
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Department of Psychology, University of the Balearic Islands, 07122 Palma, Spain
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Institute of Medical Sociology, Centre for Health and Society, Medical Faculty, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
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Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology—BIPS, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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Instituto Europeu para o Estudo dos Factores de Risco em Crianças e Adolescentes, 3030-218 Coimbra, Portugal
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(13), 4812; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134812
Received: 12 June 2020 / Revised: 26 June 2020 / Accepted: 30 June 2020 / Published: 4 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Risk Behaviors and Substance Abuse among Adolescents)
Empowering parents by actively engaging them in environmental prevention strategies is a promising approach that only a few programs use. Evidence suggests that when families and the wider community are engaged, alcohol prevention is more efficient. However, due to the novelty of this approach, no specific assessment tools for measuring this type of engagement are available. The objective of this study is to design a parental empowerment measurement tool to evaluate parents’ self-efficacy when engaging in environmental and community actions and to analyze its psychometric properties. A total of 132 parents active in in-school parent associations from Spain (n = 77; 58.4%) and Portugal (n = 55; 41.7%) completed a pencil and paper battery of four questionnaires, including the developed scale COmmuNity iNtervention SElf-Efficacy SCale for ParenT LEaDers (CONNECTED). The scale showed a good reliability and good test-retest stability in a three-month period. The convergent validity with other well-established instruments that assess similar constructs was significant. A preliminary confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed an acceptable fit. Environmental prevention supported by families is a promising preventive strategy because the participation and involvement of families is an effective way to address some risks in adolescence; however, new assessment tools are needed in this field. The developed scale could be a first step to identify the areas of need in a community and to monitor the progress and evaluate the outcomes of the preventive interventions implemented. View Full-Text
Keywords: empowerment; parents; family; leadership; assessment; environment; community participation empowerment; parents; family; leadership; assessment; environment; community participation
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Lloret, D.; Gervilla, E.; Juan, M.; Castaño, Y.; Pischke, C.R.; Samkange-Zeeb, F.; Mendes, F. Community Intervention Self-Efficacy Scale for Parent Leaders (CONNECTED): Parents’ Empowerment to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4812. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134812

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Lloret D, Gervilla E, Juan M, Castaño Y, Pischke CR, Samkange-Zeeb F, Mendes F. Community Intervention Self-Efficacy Scale for Parent Leaders (CONNECTED): Parents’ Empowerment to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(13):4812. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134812

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Lloret, Daniel, Elena Gervilla, Montse Juan, Yasmina Castaño, Claudia R. Pischke, Florence Samkange-Zeeb, and Fernando Mendes. 2020. "Community Intervention Self-Efficacy Scale for Parent Leaders (CONNECTED): Parents’ Empowerment to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 13: 4812. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134812

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