Can a multicomponent positive psychological intervention promote well-being in parents of young children? A randomized controlled trial study in Hong Kong

Sing Yeung Alfred LEE, Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Kevin Kien Hoa CHUNG, Wing Kai FUNG, Ryan Yat Ming CHEUNG

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Abstract

The present research examined the effects of an Early Advancement in Social–Emotional Health and Positivity (EASP) multicomponent positive psychological intervention on parents' well-being in Hong Kong. Participants were parents of young children (N = 120; Mage = 37.19 years, SD = 4.71, range = 24–53; female = 95.00%) who participated in the one-month randomized control trial. Participants were randomly assigned into the intervention (n = 50) and waitlist control groups (n = 70). Parents in the intervention group received two online workshops and an evidence-based smartphone application that targeted four positive psychological skills: (1) mindful parenting, (2) hope, (3) positive reappraisal, and (4) growth mindset. The results of the multivariate regression analysis revealed that the intervention significantly improved various dimensions of participants' positive psychological skills, subjective well-being, and psychological well-being immediately at the conclusion of the program. The findings of this study underscore the importance of the well-being payoffs linked to cultivating positive psychological skills among parents of young children. Copyright © 2024 The Authors.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFamily Process
Early online dateFeb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 2024

Citation

Lee, A. S. Y., Datu, J. A. D., Chung, K. K. H., Fung, W. K., & Cheung, R. Y. M. (2024). Can a multicomponent positive psychological intervention promote well-being in parents of young children? A randomized controlled trial study in Hong Kong. Family Process. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12979

Keywords

  • Coping strategies
  • COVID-19
  • mHealth
  • Positive psychological skills
  • Randomized control trial
  • Well-being

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