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Table 3 Perceived Interest in Different Topics by Level of Child Externalising Disorders

From: Optimising child outcomes from parenting interventions: fathers’ experiences, preferences and barriers to participation

Topic Total
M (SD)
High EXT
M (SD)
Low EXT
M (SD)
F
Bully-proofing your child (how to stop your child from bullying or being bullied) 3.72 (1.08) 3.84 (1.05) 3.68 (1.09) 2.42
Teaching social skills to your child 3.70 (1.04) 3.90 (0.99) 3.63 (1.06) 10.50 *
How to encourage child development through spending quality time and playing with your child 3.61 (1.07) 3.73 (1.06) 3.56 (1.08) 1.64
Encouraging a healthy body image in your child 3.58 (1.06) 3.68 (1.03) 3.55 (1.08) 1.76
How to help your child solve problems without aggression 3.58 (1.11) 3.81 (1.04) 3.49 (1.13) 15.35 *
Co-parenting (how to work with your partner as a team in raising your child) 3.49 (1.12) 3.74 (1.06) 3.40 (1.13) 15.06 *
  1. High EXT fathers of children with high or very high levels of externalising disorders (conduct problems or hyperactivity), as indicated by the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), low EXT fathers of children with close to average or slightly raised levels of externalising disorders, as indicated by the SDQ; N = 1001, df = 1 for all ANCOVAs comparisons by level of externalising disorders; * Bonferroni-corrected p value (p < .008); all data and analyses adjusted for sampling weights