ERIC Number: ED200858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Parent Satisfaction.
Cleminshaw, Helen; Guidubaldi, John
Although actual or projected satisfaction with parenting is important in determining whether a couple will become parents and how large their family will be, only minimal research has assessed parental satisfaction. The Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi Parent Satisfaction Scale, a 50-item Likert-type instrument designed to measure components of satisfaction related to parenting, was developed from a survey of parents and a review of other attitude instruments. Based on a pilot administration to 35 parents and an examination of the scale by 3 child and family development experts, the scale was revised from 250 to 211 items. To determine concurrent validity, a preliminary version of the scale was administered with four additional measures of marital and life satisfaction. Results indicated that the Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi Parent Satisfaction Scale demonstrated validity with regard to other satisfaction scales. Demographic correlations showed that the scale was related only to single parenting and sex of respondent; these correlations were moderate and limited to spouse satisfaction items. Additionally, a unit scoring procedure was applicable, reliabilities were high, and factor structures showed a high degree of content consistency. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Role Satisfaction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Portland, OR, October 22-25, 1980).