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Enhancing Engagement of Fathers in Web-Based Preventive Parenting Programs for Adolescent Mental Health: A Discrete Choice Experiment

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Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
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School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
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Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(23), 12340; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312340
Received: 25 October 2021 / Revised: 11 November 2021 / Accepted: 20 November 2021 / Published: 24 November 2021
Few fathers enrol in web-based preventive parenting programs for adolescent mental health, despite the evidence of the benefits associated with their participation. To inform the development of father-inclusive programs, this study used a discrete choice experiment (DCE) design to determine (a) the relative influence of number of sessions, program benefits, program participants, and user control over program content on fathers’ preferences for web-based preventive parenting programs; and (b) whether selected father characteristics were associated with their preferences. One hundred and seventy-one fathers completed the DCE survey, which comprised 25 choices between hypothetical programs. Programs that included the participant’s adolescent child (z = 10.06, p < 0.0001), or parenting partner (z = 7.30, p < 0.001) were preferred over those designed for fathers only. Participants also preferred program content that was recommended for them by experts (z = −4.31, p < 0.0001) and programs with fewer sessions (z = −2.94, p < 0.01). Program benefits did not predict fathers’ choice of program. Prior use of a parenting program, level of education, perceived role of parenting for adolescent mental health, and being part of a dual-working family were associated with preferences. Application of these findings may improve paternal enrolment in web-based preventive parenting programs. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescent; fathers; mental health; parenting; prevention; discrete choice experiment adolescent; fathers; mental health; parenting; prevention; discrete choice experiment
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Hansen, A.; Brown, S.D.; Yap, M.B.H. Enhancing Engagement of Fathers in Web-Based Preventive Parenting Programs for Adolescent Mental Health: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 12340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312340

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Hansen A, Brown SD, Yap MBH. Enhancing Engagement of Fathers in Web-Based Preventive Parenting Programs for Adolescent Mental Health: A Discrete Choice Experiment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(23):12340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312340

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Hansen, Ashlyn, Scott D. Brown, and Marie B.H. Yap. 2021. "Enhancing Engagement of Fathers in Web-Based Preventive Parenting Programs for Adolescent Mental Health: A Discrete Choice Experiment" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 23: 12340. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312340

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