Emulating real-life situations with a play task to observe parenting skills and child behaviors

Rusby, Julie C., Metzler, Carol W., Sanders, Matthew R. and Crowley, Ryan (2015) Emulating real-life situations with a play task to observe parenting skills and child behaviors. Journal of Family Psychology, 29 2: 201-210. doi:10.1037/fam0000056


Author Rusby, Julie C.
Metzler, Carol W.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Crowley, Ryan
Title Emulating real-life situations with a play task to observe parenting skills and child behaviors
Journal name Journal of Family Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1939-1293
0893-3200
Publication date 2015-02-16
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/fam0000056
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 201
End page 210
Total pages 10
Place of publication Washington DC United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Play tasks that use standardized procedures and materials are a practical way to assess parenting skills, child behaviors, and the ways in which parents and children interact. We describe a systematic process for developing the parent-child play task (PCPT) to assess mother-child interactions for a randomized controlled trial of a video-based parenting program. Participants were 307 mothers and their 3- to 6-year-old children who presented oppositional and disruptive behavior challenges. The validity of the PCPT was investigated by testing (a) the extent to which the tasks elicited the specific parent and child behaviors of interest, (b) the consistency of individuals' behavior across the play tasks, and
Keyword Parenting
Observations
Play task assessment
Early childhood
Behavior problems
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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