A Child-Centered Scale of Informal Social Control for Latino Parents of Preschool-Age Children

Development and Validation

Ester Cerin, Teresia M. O’Connor, Jason A. Mendoza, Deborah I. Thompson, Rebecca Lee, Sheryl O. Hughes, Tom Baranowski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Perceived neighborhood informal social control may determine whether parents allow their young children to be physically active in the neighborhood. We developed and validated a scale of neighborhood child-centered informal social control appropriate for Latino parents of preschool-age children. The scale was administered to 240 Latino parents, mainly mothers, recruited from neighborhoods cross-stratified by objectively measured crime and traffic safety. Participants completed measures of community cohesion, perceived signs of physical and social disorder, traffic safety and hazards, and perceived stranger danger. A subsample was reassessed 1 week later to determine test-retest reliability. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted to examine the fit of the data to a priori measurement models. Construct validity was assessed by estimating the associations of the scale with the other measures. The scale showed good test-retest reliability, and factorial and construct validity. The scale needs to be cross-validated on other samples and Latino fathers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-559
Number of pages19
JournalHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Fingerprint

preschool age
Informal Social Control
Preschool Children
Child Development
social control
Hispanic Americans
parents
Parents
traffic safety
construct validity
Reproducibility of Results
Safety
group cohesion
Crime
father
Fathers
Statistical Factor Analysis
offense
Mothers
community

Keywords

  • factorial structure
  • informal social control
  • Latino
  • physical activity
  • preschool-age children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics and Language

Cite this

A Child-Centered Scale of Informal Social Control for Latino Parents of Preschool-Age Children : Development and Validation. / Cerin, Ester; O’Connor, Teresia M.; Mendoza, Jason A.; Thompson, Deborah I.; Lee, Rebecca; Hughes, Sheryl O.; Baranowski, Tom.

In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 37, No. 4, 01.11.2015, p. 541-559.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerin, Ester ; O’Connor, Teresia M. ; Mendoza, Jason A. ; Thompson, Deborah I. ; Lee, Rebecca ; Hughes, Sheryl O. ; Baranowski, Tom. / A Child-Centered Scale of Informal Social Control for Latino Parents of Preschool-Age Children : Development and Validation. In: Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 541-559.
@article{90c7fe9693eb406ba0d4d82091509072,
title = "A Child-Centered Scale of Informal Social Control for Latino Parents of Preschool-Age Children: Development and Validation",
abstract = "Perceived neighborhood informal social control may determine whether parents allow their young children to be physically active in the neighborhood. We developed and validated a scale of neighborhood child-centered informal social control appropriate for Latino parents of preschool-age children. The scale was administered to 240 Latino parents, mainly mothers, recruited from neighborhoods cross-stratified by objectively measured crime and traffic safety. Participants completed measures of community cohesion, perceived signs of physical and social disorder, traffic safety and hazards, and perceived stranger danger. A subsample was reassessed 1 week later to determine test-retest reliability. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted to examine the fit of the data to a priori measurement models. Construct validity was assessed by estimating the associations of the scale with the other measures. The scale showed good test-retest reliability, and factorial and construct validity. The scale needs to be cross-validated on other samples and Latino fathers.",
keywords = "factorial structure, informal social control, Latino, physical activity, preschool-age children",
author = "Ester Cerin and O’Connor, {Teresia M.} and Mendoza, {Jason A.} and Thompson, {Deborah I.} and Rebecca Lee and Hughes, {Sheryl O.} and Tom Baranowski",
year = "2015",
month = "11",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0739986315601616",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "37",
pages = "541--559",
journal = "Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences",
issn = "0739-9863",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A Child-Centered Scale of Informal Social Control for Latino Parents of Preschool-Age Children

T2 - Development and Validation

AU - Cerin, Ester

AU - O’Connor, Teresia M.

AU - Mendoza, Jason A.

AU - Thompson, Deborah I.

AU - Lee, Rebecca

AU - Hughes, Sheryl O.

AU - Baranowski, Tom

PY - 2015/11/1

Y1 - 2015/11/1

N2 - Perceived neighborhood informal social control may determine whether parents allow their young children to be physically active in the neighborhood. We developed and validated a scale of neighborhood child-centered informal social control appropriate for Latino parents of preschool-age children. The scale was administered to 240 Latino parents, mainly mothers, recruited from neighborhoods cross-stratified by objectively measured crime and traffic safety. Participants completed measures of community cohesion, perceived signs of physical and social disorder, traffic safety and hazards, and perceived stranger danger. A subsample was reassessed 1 week later to determine test-retest reliability. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted to examine the fit of the data to a priori measurement models. Construct validity was assessed by estimating the associations of the scale with the other measures. The scale showed good test-retest reliability, and factorial and construct validity. The scale needs to be cross-validated on other samples and Latino fathers.

AB - Perceived neighborhood informal social control may determine whether parents allow their young children to be physically active in the neighborhood. We developed and validated a scale of neighborhood child-centered informal social control appropriate for Latino parents of preschool-age children. The scale was administered to 240 Latino parents, mainly mothers, recruited from neighborhoods cross-stratified by objectively measured crime and traffic safety. Participants completed measures of community cohesion, perceived signs of physical and social disorder, traffic safety and hazards, and perceived stranger danger. A subsample was reassessed 1 week later to determine test-retest reliability. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted to examine the fit of the data to a priori measurement models. Construct validity was assessed by estimating the associations of the scale with the other measures. The scale showed good test-retest reliability, and factorial and construct validity. The scale needs to be cross-validated on other samples and Latino fathers.

KW - factorial structure

KW - informal social control

KW - Latino

KW - physical activity

KW - preschool-age children

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84944610205&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84944610205&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0739986315601616

DO - 10.1177/0739986315601616

M3 - Article

VL - 37

SP - 541

EP - 559

JO - Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

JF - Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

SN - 0739-9863

IS - 4

ER -