Validation of the Spanish version of the CAPES: A brief instrument for assessing child psychological difficulties and parental self-efficacy

Mejia, Anilena, Filus, Ania, Calam, Rachel, Morawska, Alina and Sanders, Matthew R. (2015) Validation of the Spanish version of the CAPES: A brief instrument for assessing child psychological difficulties and parental self-efficacy. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40 4: 359-372. doi:10.1177/0165025415591229


Author Mejia, Anilena
Filus, Ania
Calam, Rachel
Morawska, Alina
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Validation of the Spanish version of the CAPES: A brief instrument for assessing child psychological difficulties and parental self-efficacy
Journal name International Journal of Behavioral Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-0254
1464-0651
Publication date 2015-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0165025415591229
Volume 40
Issue 4
Start page 359
End page 372
Total pages 14
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the present study, we explored the factor structure as well as validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale (CAPES) suitable for assessing child behavioural and emotional difficulties (Intensity Scale) and parental self-efficacy (Self-Efficacy Scale) among Spanish-speaking parents from the US, Latin America and Spain. This instrument was designed to be brief and easy to read in order to reach parents with low-literacy levels and from under-resourced backgrounds. Psychometrics for the English version of the CAPES indicates good internal consistency, as well as satisfactory construct and predictive validity of the measure (Morawska et al., 2014). A sample of 174 parents of children (91 boys and 78 girls) from Panama participated in this study. They completed the instrument alongside the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for measuring child psychological problems and the Parenting Task Checklist (PTC) for measuring parental self-efficacy. In addition, a group of 49 parents completed the CAPES at time 1 (T1) and 2 weeks after (T2). Psychometric evaluation of the Spanish version of the CAPES revealed that it has adequate internal consistency and test–retest reliability, as well as satisfactory convergent and discriminant validity. In conclusion, this instrument shows promise as a brief outcome measure to be used in clinical settings and to assess the effects of parenting interventions among Spanish-speaking parents. More research into psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the CAPES is needed, before it can be widely applied in practice.
Keyword Assessment
Child behaviour
Child emotional difficulties
Parenting
Spanish
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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