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ERIC Number: EJ1144250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Analyzing the Validity of the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory for Low-Income Populations
Lawson, Michael A.; Alameda-Lawson, Tania; Byrnes, Edward
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n4 p441-455 Jul 2017
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the construct and predictive validity of the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2). Methods: The validity of the AAPI-2 was evaluated using multiple statistical methods, including exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and latent class analysis. These analyses were conducted using data collected from a culturally diverse sample of 2,160 low-income parents. Results: Although the AAPI-2 yielded high reliability coefficients, analyses of the instrument's validity diverged significantly from the results reported by the instrument's developers. Specifically, the instruments' reported five-factor structure was not supported in this study. Moreover, parents' AAPI-2 scores were not associated with child abuse as originally hypothesized. However, when the AAPI-2 was analyzed as a categorical latent variable, the results were useful in identifying parents who were unlikely to abuse or neglect their children. Conclusion: Further replication and extension research on the AAPI-2 with other low-income populations is warranted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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