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Parent Behavior Checklist
Books by Marquette University Faculty
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
Description
In order to tailor our support to families in the most helpful and cost-effective manner possible, an objective assessment of a family's strengths and needs is the logical starting place. The Parent Behavior Checklist (PBC) was developed to contribute to this family evaluation process. The PBC is an empirically derived instrument developed specifically for parents of children 1 through 4 years of age. It was normed on a representative sample of 1,140 mothers and measures three aspects of parenting: Expectations, Discipline, and Nurturing. The PBC is efficient to use, taking parents only 10-20 minutes to complete, and is easy to score. Interpretation is straightforward and leads to an identification of parenting strengths and needs that can be translated into practical intervention strategies.
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Publisher
ProEd
Disciplines
Comments
Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1 ASSESSMENT OF PARENTING

Past Efforts to Assess Parenting

Interview

Direct Observation

Child Behavior Checklists

Parenting Attitudes

Conclusion

Development of the Parent Behavior Checklist

Item Selection

Reading Level

User Qualifications

Applications

CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATION AND SCORING

Administration

Administration Time

Scoring

Pro rating Raw Scores

Converting Raw Scores to Normalized T Scores

CHAPTER 3 INTERPRETATION

Preliminary Considerations

U sing the PBC Profile

General Interpretation Guidelines

Case Illustrations

Case One - Low Discipline Subscale

Case Two - High Expectations and High Discipline Subscales

Case Three - Low Discipline and High Nurturing Subscales

Summary

CHAPTER 4 PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES

Field Trial

Subjects

Reference Children

Reliability

Factor Structure

Internal Consistency

Test-Retest Reliability

Comparison of Mothers .and Fathers

Validity

Content Validity

Professional Review

Parent Review

Developmental Sensitivity

Item-Construct Correlations

Concurrent Validity

Convergent Validity

Discriminant Validity

Social Desirability

Invitation to Users

REFERENCES

APPENDIXES

A - Normative Tables

B - Item Factor Loadings

Citation Information
Robert A. Fox. Parent Behavior Checklist. Brandon, VT(1994) ISSN: 9780884221500
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/130/