Parenting Inventory: Validity and Social Desirability
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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.