Can Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) Be Used in China?


Objective: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of PSDQ (Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire, PSDQ). Method: 443 parents of children aged 6 to 16 who lived in Chongqing were selected. .52 of them were retested 6 weeks later in order to assess the retest reliability. Determination of reliability included: internal consistency: to calculate Cronbach coefficient; coefficient of retest reliability: to calculate person correlation of results in every subscale in twice measurements of 52 parents. Determination of validity: content validity, structural validity, confirmatory factor analysis. Results: For each subscale and factor, the values of kappa for inter-rater reliability were between .625 and .884 (p < .05); the values of retest reliability were between .537 and .832 (p < .05); The scores of the subscale of PSDQ were correlated with each factor significantly (coefficient of correlation: .732 - .951, p < .05), and the correlation coefficient was more than those between each factor of this subscale (correlation coefficient: .382 - .834, p < .05). The confirmatory factor analysis of PSDQ showed the result met the criteria standard for adequacy of fit. (CMIN/df: 2.218 - 3.745; TLI: .808 - .920; RMSEA: .052 - .079; MECVI of default model was very close to that of saturated model, most of proliferation index were more than .8). Conclusion: Parenting Style and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ), in line with requirements of psychometric, had good reliability and validity and was useful as a tool to evalua

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Fu, Y. , Hou, X. , Qin, Q. , Meng, H. , Xie, P. , Huang, Y. , Ma, X. , Deng, W. , Luo, Q. , Wang, Y. , Hu, H. , Du, L. , Qiu, H. , Qiu, T. & Li, T. (2013). Can Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) Be Used in China?. Psychology, 4, 535-540. doi: 10.4236/psych.2013.46076.

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