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Tests of Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance in the United States and Australia Using the Adult Version of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire

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Gomez, R and Rohner, RP, Tests of Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance in the United States and Australia Using the Adult Version of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire, Cross-Cultural Research: The Journal of Comparative Social Science, 45, (3) pp. 267-285. ISSN 1069-3971 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1177/1069397111403111

Abstract

This study uses confirmatory factor analysis procedures to examine the factor structure of the mother and father versions of the Parental Acceptance- Rejection Questionnaire (PARQ) and their measurement invariance across ratings provided by 314 Australian adults and 509 adults in the United States. The adult version of the PARQ is a 60-item self-report instrument designed to measure adults’ perceptions of maternal and paternal acceptance-rejection during childhood. The questionnaire contains four scales measuring warmth/ affection, hostility/aggression, indifference/neglect, and undifferentiated rejection. Results of analyses support the proposed four-factor model. All but six items in the father version and all items in the mother version show invariance across the two national groups. Overall, the results indicate support for the factorial model of the PARQ, as well as measurement equivalence across the national groups tested.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire, confirmatory factor analysis,
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:71863
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2011-08-11
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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