ERIC Number: EJ914533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
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Reference Count: 49
Psychometric Properties of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire
Essau, Cecilia A.; Sasagawa, Satoko; Frick, Paul J.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n5 p595-614 Oct 2006
We examined the psychometric properties of a German translation of the Child Global Report version of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ). A total of 1219 German school-children (644 boys and 575 girls), ages 10-14 years participated in the study. The APQ was subjected to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Exploratory factor analysis produced five factors that were largely consistent with the a priori scale structure. These factors included dimensions of parental involvement, positive parenting, poor monitoring/supervision, inconsistent discipline, and corporal punishment. Fit indexes from confirmatory factor analyses suggested that the five factor model represented a satisfactory solution for the data, with some minor modifications in scale content. These findings provide initial support for the factorial validity of the child report version of the APQ in German families.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Child Rearing, Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Parent School Relationship, Psychometrics, Punishment, German, Parenting Styles, Early Adolescents, Preadolescents, Discipline, Parent Role, Goodness of Fit
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