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ERIC Number: EJ936304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Development of the Parent Irrational Beliefs Scale
Kaya, Idris; Hamamci, Zeynep
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n3 p1160-1165 Sum 2011
The aim of this study was to develop the scale to assess irrational beliefs of parents and test its psychometric properties. The research sample was comprised of parents whose children were attending primary schools. The results from the factor analysis were used to determine two factors in the scale: Expectations and Perfectionism. To examine the validity of the scale, the correlations between the scores on the Expectations sub-scale and the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) (0.14), the Irrational Belief Scale-Short Form (IBS-S) (0.52), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) (0.30) were assessed. The perfectionism sub-scale was correlated with DAS (0.27), IBS-S (0.54), BDI (0.19) . The test-retest correlations were 0.84 for Expectations sub-scale and 0.80 for Perfectionism sub-scale. Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient were 0.89 for Expectations sub-scale and 0.86 for Perfectionism sub-scale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory