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Using qualitative methods to develop culturally anchored measures and preventive interventions: An illustration
American Journal of Community Psychology
  • Larry E. Dumka, Arizona State University
  • Nancy A. Gonzales, Arizona State University
  • Jennifer L. Wood
  • Diana Formoso, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-1998
Keywords
  • Data Collection,
  • Statistical Data Interpretation,
  • Family Health,
  • Focus Groups,
  • Health Planning,
  • Parenting,
  • Poverty,
  • Program Development,
  • Research Design,
  • Social Behavior Disorders,
  • Social Environment,
  • Southwestern United States,
  • Psychological Stress
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Qualitative methods were used to develop a contextually relevant quantitative measure of parenting stress and inform the design of family-focused interventions aimed at preventing adolescent mental and behavioral health problems. The study focused on the experiences of low-income one- and two-parent families representing three ethnic groups (Mexican, African, and European Americans) living in low-income neighborhoods in a large Southwestern city. This report describes the place of this study in a broader program of prevention research, the qualitative methods and data analysis procedures employed, and how the results were used to develop a new measure of parenting stress and inform future program design. The report also includes reflective comments on the methods used and lessons gained.
DOI
10.1023/A:1022145022830
Citation Information
Larry E. Dumka, Nancy A. Gonzales, Jennifer L. Wood and Diana Formoso. "Using qualitative methods to develop culturally anchored measures and preventive interventions: An illustration" American Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (1998) p. 605 - 637 ISSN: 1573-2770
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/diana-formoso/6/