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Présentation de l'adaptation française de 'l'échelle de coparentage' de McHale pour familles avec jeunes enfants. (Presentation of the french adaptation of McHale’s coparenting scale for families with young children).
Faculty Publications
  • F. Frascarolo
  • N. Dimitrova
  • G. Zimmermann
  • N. Favez
  • Regina Kuersten-Hogan
  • James P. McHale
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James P. McHale

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2009
Date Issued
January 2009
Date Available
January 2012
Disciplines
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to present McHale’s coparenting scale, a self-administered questionnaire enabling assessment of the quality of coparenting, and first steps in structural and construct validation of the French version. A total of 41 French speaking Swiss families and 84 US families completed this questionnaire and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, a measure of marital satisfaction. The results of the Swiss families correspond to those of US families: first, items distributed into four factors (family integrity, conflict, affection and disparagement) and second, a partial link was found between quality of coparenting and marital adjustment. This finding supports the construct validity of the questionnaire, reflecting the established link between these two family sub-systems. Given that coparenting quality has a major influence on children’s socio-affective development, the questionnaire will find great use in assessing not just negative features of coparenting, such as conflicts and disparagement, but also positive components such as warmth and support. This will be an important asset for research as well as clinical purposes.
Comments
Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Neuropsychiatrie De L'enfance Et De L'adolescence, 57(3), 221-226. doi:10.1016/j.neurenf.2008.11.005 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
fr
Publisher
Elsevier Science
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Frascarolo, F. F., Dimitrova, N. N., Zimmermann, G. G., Favez, N. N., Kuersten-Hogan, R. R., Baker, J. J., & McHale, J. J. (2009). Présentation de l'adaptation française de 'l'échelle de coparentage' de McHale pour familles avec jeunes enfants. Neuropsychiatrie De L'enfance Et De L'adolescence, 57(3), 221-226. doi:10.1016/j.neurenf.2008.11.005