The Spanish online program "Educar en Positivo" ("The Positive Parent")Whom does it benefit the most?

  1. Arminda Suárez 1
  2. Juan Antonio Rodríguez 1
  3. María José Rodrigo 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Psychosocial Intervention

ISSN: 1132-0559

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 25

Issue: 2

Pages: 119-126

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.PSI.2016.03.001 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Web of Science Cited by: 15 (19-12-2023)
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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2016
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.408
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Applied Psychology Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 127/224
  • Area: Social Psychology Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 141/284
  • Area: Developmental and Educational Psychology Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 180/324

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2016
  • Journal Impact: 1.290
  • Field: PSICOLOGÍA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 10/118
  • Field: SOCIOLOGÍA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 1/74


  • Social Sciences: A+

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2016
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 2.0
  • Area: Social Psychology Percentile: 53
  • Area: Developmental and Educational Psychology Percentile: 46
  • Area: Applied Psychology Percentile: 45


(Data updated as of 13-01-2024)
  • Total citations: 17
  • Recent citations (2 years): 3
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 3.07


This study evaluated the Spanish online program "Educar en Positivo" ("The Positive Parent") ( Eighty-five users were surveyed to examine changes in views of online parenting support and satisfaction with the module completed, as a function of their sociodemographic profile, their level of experience with the Internet, and their general and educational use of Internet resources. Results showed that parents changed their views of online support, the benefits thereof, and their parenting skills. Participants reported high satisfaction with the program's usability, the module content, and their perception of parental self-efficacy. These findings are moderated by level of Internet experience and educational use of web-based resources, suggesting that improving parents' digital literacy and promoting Internet use may be an effective avenue for improving access to prevention resources. In sum, this program offers a space for Spanish-speaking parents to learn and exchange experiences, thereby filling a gap in ensuring the promotion of positive parenting in this large community of potential users.

Funding information

This article reports on research funded by grants from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (TRA2009-0145), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (EDU2012- 38588).


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