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Table 4 Perceived Importance of Factors in Determining Participation in Treatment by Level of Child Externalising Disorders

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

Factor Total
M (SD)
High EXT
M (SD)
Low EXT
M (SD)
F
Practical
 The location is convenient 3.87 (0.92) 3.95 (0.88) 3.84 (0.94) 2.41
 The program is on at a convenient time 3.88 (0.96) 3.98 (0.90) 3.83 (0.99) 4.10
Knowledge
 Understanding what is involved in the program 3.91 (0.92) 3.91 (0.89) 3.92 (0.94) 0.19
 Knowing the program has been tested/is effective 3.89 (0.94) 3.96 (0.91) 3.87 (0.96) 0.46
 Knowing the program designed for fathers & mothers 3.77 (0.98) 3.84 (0.93) 3.75 (1.01) 0.41
 Having information about the likely benefits 3.76 (0.90) 3.83 (0.84) 3.75 (0.92) 0.76
Practitioner Characteristics
 Knowing that the facilitator is trained 3.94 (0.97) 3.98 (0.89) 3.87 (0.96) 0.81
 Feeling like the facilitator understands me 3.71 (0.96) 3.80 (0.96) 3.67 (0.97) 1.10
 Male facilitator 2.76 (1.22) 3.17 (1.22) 2.57 (1.18) 39.59 *
Exposure Method
 Getting a recommendation from another father 3.20 (1.12) 3.39 (1.13) 3.10 (1.12) 6.91
 Receiving a personal invitation from the facilitator 3.15 (1.14) 3.46 (1.12) 3.01 (1.13) 21.35 *
  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 < .004); all data and analyses adjusted for sampling weights