Context, process, and participant response in the implementation of family support programmes in Spain

  1. Sonia Byrne 1
  2. Silvia López-Larrosa 2
  3. Juan C. Martín 3
  4. Enrique Callejas 1
  5. María L. Máiquez 1
  6. María J. Rodrigo 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife
  2. 2 Universidade da Coruña

    Universidade da Coruña

    La Coruña, España


  3. 3 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España


Psicología educativa

ISSN: 1135-755X

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 29

Issue: 1

Pages: 25-33

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5093/PSED2022A8 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Implementation research addresses how well a programme is conducted when applied in real-world conditions. However, research based on quality standards is still scarce as it requires monitoring context, process, and participant response. This study applies implementation quality standards to 57 Spanish parenting and family support programmes identified in the COST European Family Support Network project, using an ten-component evaluation sheet sheet. Descriptive analyses showed a good implementation level. The latent profile analysis identified four patterns defined by programme setting: profile 1, Social Services/NGO setting (21.1%), profile 2, Health setting (31.6%), profile 3, Multi-setting (14%), and profile 4, Educational setting (33.3%), differing in professional discipline, training, participant response, and professional perception of implementation. Profile memberships were related to programme outcomes, scaling up, and sustainability. Findings illustrate conceptual and practical challenges that researchers and professionals usually encounter during implementation, and the efforts required to deliver programmes effectively in real-world settings in Spain.

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