Psychometric analysis of the catalan version of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ) in a community sample

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to adapt to Catalan the parents' and children's global report forms of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ), using a community sample of 364 children between 10 and 15 years old and their families. Sociodemographic information (from parents) and the presence of externalizing problems (from parents and teachers) were collected. The results suggest a 3-factor structure corresponding to the scales of Positive Parenting Practices (PPP), Inconsistent and Negative Discipline (IND) and Poor Monitoring/ Supervision (PMS). The internal consistency is acceptable in all the scales, except for the IND in the children's format. The scales also present good convergent and discriminant validity, and the relations with the external variable studied pointed in the expected direction: inefficient parenting practices are related to the presence of more behavior problems in children. To sum up, the Catalan version of the parents' and children's global report forms of the APQ are considered suitable for use in the area of children's and adolescents' behavior problems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-955
JournalSpanish Journal of Psychology
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Alabama Parenting Questionnaire
  • Catalan
  • Parenting practices
  • Spain

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