Parental Acceptance-Rejection/Control Questionnaire

Abstract: Parental Acceptance-Rejection/Control Questionnaire is a twenty-nine-item measure capturing the amount of warmth that parents show their offspring, as well as behaviors and feelings that indicate parental control, neglect of their children, hostility toward their children, and rejection of their children.  The measure yields five scales capturing parental control, hostility, neglect, rejection, and warmth.

Who Completed this Measure?: Target Child/Youth (now in adulthood)

Cohort 1 - Administrative History

  • Year 28 | age 33-34

Cohort 2 - Administrative History

  • Year 28 | age 33-34

Cohort 3 - Administrative History

  • Year 28 | age 33-34

Technical Reports:

Raw Dataset Name: c28fk

Scored Dataset Name: PAR28

Is this Measure Available for Public Use?: Yes

Measure Items and Scales:

C28fk01 I say nice things about my child
C28fk02 I pay no attention to my child
C28fk03 I see to it that my child knows exactly what s(he) may or may not do
C28fk04 I make it easy for my child to confide in me
C28fk05 I hit my child, even when she does not deserve it
C28fk06 My child is a nuisance for me
C28fk07 I always tell my child how s(he) should behave
C28fk08 I punish my child severely when I am angry
C28fk09 I am too busy to answer my child’s questions
C28fk10 I resent my child
C28fk11 I take real interest in my child’s affairs
C28fk12 I say unkind things to my child
C28fk13 I pay no attention to my child when s(he) asks for help
C28fk14 I insist that my child do exactly as s(he) is told
C28fk15 I make my child feel wanted and needed
C28fk16 I pay a lot of attention to my child
C28fk16r Reversed: I pay a lot of attention to my child
C28fk17 I hurt my child’s feelings
C28fk18 I forget important things that my child thinks I should remember
C28fk19 When my child misbehaves, I make him/her feel I don’t love him/her anymore
C28fk20 I let my child do anything s(he) wants to do
C28fk20r Reversed: I let my child do anything s(he) wants to do
C28fk21 I make my child feel what s(he) does is important
C28fk22 When my child does something wrong, I frighten or threaten him/her
C28fk23 I care about what my child thinks and encourage her/him to talk about it
C28fk24 I feel other children are better than my child is no matter what my child does
C28fk25 I let my child know s(he) is not wanted
C28fk26 I want to control whatever my child does
C28fk27 I let my child know I love him/her
C28fk28 I pay no attention to my child as long as s(he) does nothing to bother me
C28fk29 I treat my child gently and kindly
 
Scales Items Description
PAR28ctl C28fk (03, 07, 14, 20r, 26) Control Mean
PAR28hos C28fk (05, 08, 12, 17, 22, 24) Hostility Mean
PAR28ngl C28fk (02, 09, 13, 16r, 18, 28) Neglect Mean
PAR28rej C28fk (06, 10, 19, 25) Rejection Mean
PAR28war C28fk (01, 04, 11, 15, 21, 23, 27, 29) Warmth Mean