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ERIC Number: EJ1102640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Validation of the Parenting Stress Index--Short Form with Minority Caregivers
Lee, Sang Jung; Gopalan, Geetha; Harrington, Donna
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n4 p429-440 Jul 2016
Objectives: There has been little examination of the structural validity of the Parenting Stress Index--Short Form (PSI-SF) for minority populations in clinical contexts in the Unites States. This study aimed to test prespecified factor structures (one-factor, two-factor, and three-factor models) of the PSI-SF. Methods: This study used confirmatory factor analysis in a sample of 240 predominantly Black and Latino caregivers of children with behavioral difficulties. Results: The three-factor model fit was reasonable, and the criterion validity for the subscale and total scores was good supporting continued cautious use of the PSI-SF for clinical minority populations. Conclusions: The PSI-SF could be integrated as part of screening and intake assessment procedures, which could allow social work practitioners to make more informed decisions about treatment planning, as well as facilitate conversations with caregivers around identifying sources of stress and developing healthy coping strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Parenting Stress Index
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01MH072649