Title

Parenting Inventory: Validity and Social Desirability

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

1993

Publisher

Ammons Scientific

Source Publication

Psychological Reports

Source ISSN

0033-2941

Abstract

The concurrent validity of the Parenting Inventory was examined using the Developmental Questionnaire, an instrument developed for this study. The potential effect of social desirability on scores on the inventory also was studied. The sample included 42 mothers whose children were between 1 and 4 years of age. Scores on the inventory's Expectations subscale were significantly correlated .86 with those on the developmental questionnaire, an independent measure of parental expectations. Parents' responses on a measure of social desirability were not related to their subscale scores on the Parenting Inventory. Implications are discussed.

Comments

Psychological Reports, Vol. 72, No. 2 (1993): 683-689. DOI. © Ammons Scientific 1993.