Parental Monitoring for Offspring

Abstract: Parental Monitoring for Offspring (PMO) is a ten-item measure used to capture how involved a parent is in setting rules on how their children spend their time and a parent’s attempts to garner knowledge of their children’s behaviors.  The measure yields two scales: one capturing how parents set rules regarding extracurricular activities, finances and friends and a second capturing parents’ attempts to gather knowledge on these topics.

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: c28fo

Scored Dataset Name: PMO28

Is this Measure Available for Public Use?: Yes

Measure Items and Scales:

c28fo01 How much do you try to know who your child spends time with?
c28fo02 How much do you try to know how your child spends his/her free time?
c28fo03 How much do you try to know how your child spends his/her money?
c28fo04 How much do you try to know about where your child goes right after school?
c28fo05 How much do you try to know about what type of homework your child has?
c28fo06 How often do you set rules or limits on who your child spends time with?
c28fo07 How often do you set rules or limits on how your child spends his/her free time?
c28fo08 How often do you set rules or limits on how your child spends his/her money?
c28fo09 How often do you set rules on where your child goes right after school?
c28fo10 How often do you set rules about your child’s homework?
 
Scales Items Description
PMO28knw C28fo01-05 Knowledge Solicitation
PMO28rul C28fo06-10 Rule Setting