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.
- Mexican immigrant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)