Examination of the cross-cultural and cross-language equivalence of the parenting self-agency measure

Larry E. Dumka, Heather D. Stoerzinger, Kristina M. Jackson, Mark W. Roosa

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Abstract

This article describes the initial validation and evaluation of the cross-cultural and cross-language equivalence of the Parenting Self-Agency Measure (PSAM) with a sample of English speaking, middle-income, Anglo mothers (N = 90) and a sample of Spanish speaking, low-income, Mexican immigrant mothers (N = 94). The hypothesized relationships of the PSAM with measures of parents' personal coping strategies and parenting practices were largely confirmed. Results also supported the functional and scalar equivalence of the PSAM. Applications of the PSAM for researchers and practitioners are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-222
Number of pages7
JournalFamily Relations
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996

Keywords

  • Measurement
  • Mexican immigrant
  • Parenting
  • Self-agency
  • Self-efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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