ERIC Number: ED110812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Development of an Instrument for the Assessment of Parenting Attitudes. An Affective Evaluation Study: Parent Involvement Report Number 1.
Conrad, Rowan W.; Pollack, Robert M.
Development of the Child Raising Opinion Questionnaire to assess the attitudes of Mountain-Plains parents toward children was undertaken due to the inadequacy of other instruments in this area. Important factors in the development of the instrument were the parenting attitude of acceptance/rejection, the ability to perceive the child's individuality and "personhood", and parental resistance to learning about children and child raising techniques. The questionnaire, which is included in the report, consists of four scales: learning receptivity, discipline, indulgence dependency, and nurturance responsibility. The learning receptivity scale is designed to measure the extent to which a parent is receptive to learning about children, while the discipline scale measures the extent to which the parent believes in harsh authoritarian forms of discipline. Indulgence dependency is concerned with the extent to which the parent believes in indulging children; nurturance responsibility is related to the extent to which parents feel responsible for believing in tasks and behaviors which are nurturant and promote maximum development of the child. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.