Parenting and Family Adjustment Scale (PAFAS): validation of a brief parent-report measure for use in assessment of parenting skills and family relationships

Sanders, Matthew R., Morawska, Alina, Haslam, Divna M., Filus, Ania and Fletcher, Renee (2014) Parenting and Family Adjustment Scale (PAFAS): validation of a brief parent-report measure for use in assessment of parenting skills and family relationships. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45 3: 255-272. doi:10.1007/s10578-013-0397-3


Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Morawska, Alina
Haslam, Divna M.
Filus, Ania
Fletcher, Renee
Title Parenting and Family Adjustment Scale (PAFAS): validation of a brief parent-report measure for use in assessment of parenting skills and family relationships
Journal name Child Psychiatry and Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-398X
1573-3327
Publication date 2014-06-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10578-013-0397-3
Open Access Status
Volume 45
Issue 3
Start page 255
End page 272
Total pages 18
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the psychometric characteristics of the Parent and Family Adjustment Scales (PAFAS). The PAFAS was designed as a brief outcome measure for assessing changes in parenting practices and parental adjustment in the evaluation of both public health and individual or group parenting interventions. The inventory consists of the Parenting scale measuring parenting practices and quality of parent-child relationship and of the Family Adjustment scale measuring parental emotional adjustment and partner and family support in parenting. Two studies were conducted to validate the inventory. A sample of 370 parents participated in Study 1 and a sample of 771 parents participated in Study 2. Children's ages ranged from 2 to 12 years old. In Study 1 confirmatory factor analysis supported an 18-item, four factor model of PAFAS Parenting, and a 12-item, three factor model of PAFAS Family Adjustment. Psychometric evaluation of the PAFAS revealed that the scales had good internal consistency, as well as satisfactory construct and predictive validity. In Study 2 confirmatory factor analysis supported stability of the factor structures of PAFAS Parenting and PAFAS Family Adjustment revealed in Study 1. Potential uses of the measure and implications for future validation studies are discussed.
Keyword Assessment
Family
Parenting
Validation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 17 August 2013.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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