The Effects of Parent Management Training, Problem-solving Skills Training and the Eclectic Training on Conduct Disorder in Iranian Elementary School Students

  •  Mohsen Lali    
  •  Mokhtar Malekpour    
  •  Hossien Molavi    
  •  Ahmad Abedi    
  •  Karim Asgari    


The present study investigated the effects of parent management training, problem-solving skills training and the
eclectic training on symptoms of conduct disorder in Isfahan elementary school students during the educational
year 2010-2011. The sample included 40 male pupils (ages 10 to 11) randomly selected assigned to experimental
and control groups. Four groups were formed (each group consisted of 10 students), namely parent management
training, problem-solving skills training, eclectic training and a control group. Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL,
Achenbach, 1991) and clinical interview were used as research instruments. Three methods were used as
intervention (parent management training, problem-solving skills training and the eclectic training).The results
of the analysis of covariance ANCOVA with repeated measure indicated a significant difference between parent
management training, eclectic training and the control group, however no significant difference was observed
between problem solving skills training group and the other groups. Scheffe post-hoc test was also used which
indicated that parent management training and eclectic training intervention decreased the conduct disorder
symptoms in comparison with the control group. Also, the results indicated that eclectic training was more
effective than parent management training.

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