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Malaysian parent ratings of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire – short form: factor structure and invariance across girls and boys and mothers and fathers

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Gomez, R and Suhaimi, AF, Malaysian parent ratings of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire - short form: factor structure and invariance across girls and boys and mothers and fathers, Parenting, Science and Practice, 14, (3-4) pp. 195-214. ISSN 1529-5192 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis Group

DOI: doi:10.1080/15295192.2014.945585

Abstract

Objective: The short version of the Parent-Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire (Parent-PARQ/S; Rohner, 2005) measures current parental acceptance and rejection of their children. It has four scales measuring coldness/lack of affection, hostility/aggression, indifference/neglect, and undifferentiated rejection. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Parent-PARQ/S.

Design: A sample of 1,382 Malaysian parents completed the Parent-PARQ/S.

Results: Confirmatory factor analysis supported a slightly modified version of the proposed 4-factor model (i.e., item number 13 reallocated to coldness/lack of affection factor instead of the proposed indifference/neglect factor). Cronbach’s α coefficients of the factors in this model ranged from .65 to .77, and the factors correlated significantly and positively with measures of child problem behaviors. Multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis indicated support for invariance across parent ratings of their female and male children, and between mother and father ratings of their children.

Conclusion: The findings indicate good support for the psychometric properties of the Parent-PARQ/S in a Malaysian sample.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Gender Psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Suhaimi, AF (Miss Aida Hj Suhaimi)
ID Code:100394
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2015-05-14
Last Modified:2015-08-27
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