Self-control can be defined as the ability to select a larger, later reward over a smaller, sooner reward. This ability, also known as gratification delay, has been highly correlated with academic competence and success. Studies that examine gratification delay have identified strategies that have been observed to increase the delay time to reward. This study examined the extent to which parents of children with Autism or a related disability could be trained to teach these strategies. Participants were seven mothers who were all ethnic Albanian. The results indicated that these mothers were able to teach the three strategies they were trained on at a high quality and that there was a preference for one strategy over the other two.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Petersen, Amanda Jane, "Self-Control Training for Parents of Children with Autism and Related Disabilities in Albania" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 8553.
Albania, autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, parent training, self-control