Title: Parents’ and Adolescents’ Perspectives on Parenting: Evaluating Conceptual Structure, Measurement Invariance, and Criterion Validity
Authors: Janssens, Annelies ×
Goossens, Luc
Van Den Noortgate, Wim
Colpin, Hilde
Verschueren, Karine
Van Leeuwen, Karla #
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Sage
Series Title: Assessment vol:22 issue:4 pages:473-489
Article number: 10.1177/1073191114550477
Abstract: Uncertainty persists regarding adequate measurement of parenting behavior during early adolescence. The present study aimed to clarify the conceptual structure of parenting by evaluating three different models that include support, psychological control, and various types of behavioral control (i.e., proactive, punitive, and harsh punitive control). Furthermore, we examined measurement invariance of parenting ratings by 1,111 Flemish adolescents from Grade 7 till 9, their mother, and father. Finally, criterion validity of parenting ratings was estimated in relation to adolescent problem behavior. Results supported a five-factor parenting model indicating multiple aspects of behavioral control, with punitive and harsh punitive control as more intrusive forms and proactive control as a more supportive form. Similar constructs were measured for adolescents, mothers, and fathers (i.e., configural and metric invariance), however on a different scale (i.e., scalar noninvariance). Future research and clinical practices should acknowledge these findings in order to fully grasp the parenting process.
ISSN: 1073-1911
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
School Psychology and Child and Adolescent Development
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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