Post-Visit Reaction Inventory – Child

Abstract: The Post-Visit Inventory (Dodge et al., 1990) is a 60-item checklist that is completed by interviewers within 24 hours after each visit. It was developed to provide staff ratings of the family's physical environment, the child's behavior toward the parent during the visit, the mother's and father's behavior toward the child during the visit, parental behavior toward the visitors and probable validity of the data, and the child's and parents' apparent need for intervention. Whereas earlier technical reports focused on specific areas (i.e. parenting, home environment), this technical report will look at the entire measure. During years one and two of the study, the full measure was completed by the child interviewer. Starting in year 3, a modified version of the measure was completed by child interviewers. This modified version consisted of only 5 questions (see these technical reports for more details). There are eight subscales for this measure; Harsh/Physical Discipline, Parental Warmth, Child Warmth Toward Mother, Child Non-Compliance Toward Mother, Child-Friendly Interior, Utilities for the family, Home Environment, and Neighborhood Environment. All subscales are summary scores that are factor-based or theoretically derived and are calculated using weighted sum scores by: 1) summing the items for each scale, 2) dividing the number of items present for each subject, and 3) multiplying by the number of items on the scale. For any item whose choices included "Can't rate" as a response, these responses were converted to missing for the purpose of analysis.

Who Completed this Measure?: Observer

Cohort 1 - Administrative History

  • Year 01 | K | age 6
  • Year 02 | grade 1 | age 7
  • Year 08 | grade 7 | age 13
  • Year 09 | grade 8 | age 14
  • Year 10 | grade 9 | age 15
  • Year 11 | grade 10 | age 16
  • Year 12 | grade 11 | age 17
  • Year 13 | grade 12 | age 18

Cohort 2 - Administrative History

  • Year 01 | K | age 6
  • Year 07 | grade 6 | age 12
  • Year 08 | grade 7 | age 13
  • Year 09 | grade 8 | age 14
  • Year 10 | grade 9 | age 15
  • Year 11 | grade 10 | age 16
  • Year 12 | grade 11 | age 17
  • Year 13 | grade 12 | age 18

Cohort 3 - Administrative History

  • Year 07 | grade 6 | age 12
  • Year 08 | grade 7 | age 13
  • Year 09 | grade 8 | age 14
  • Year 10 | grade 9 | age 15
  • Year 11 | grade 10 | age 16
  • Year 12 | grade 11 | age 17
  • Year 13 | grade 12 | age 18

Technical Reports:

Raw Dataset Name: OyD

Scored Dataset Name: PVIySOc

Academic Skills, Behavioral Intervention, Interview Validity,

Is this Measure Available for Public Use?: Yes

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SAS Code for Scale Creation:
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Measure Items and Scales:

TCID Child's Identification Number
O2DHE1 TC Has an Indoor Play Area
O2DHE2 Age-Appropriate Toys Available to TC
O2DHE3 TC Has Secure Place for Personal Things
O2DHE4 Environment Allows Free Movement
O2DHE5 TC Has an Outdoor Play Area
O2DHE6 Family Has a Pet
O2DHE7 Family Has a Telephone
O2DHE8 At Least 8 Books are Visible
O2DHE9 At Least 2 Children's Books Visible
O2DHE10 Family Has TV, Stereo, or Radio
O2DHE11 Basic Hygiene Appears to be Observed
O2DHE12 How Clean is this Dwelling
O2DHE13 How Safe is Interior of Dwelling
O2DHE14 How Many Rooms are in this Dwelling
O2DHE15 How Safe is Area Outside of Dwelling
O2DHE16 Street Where Dwelling is Located
O2DHE17 Noise-Level in Neighborhood
O2DHE18 Safety of Neighborhood
O2DCB1 TC Complied w/ Parental Request
O2DCB2 TC Refused to Comply w/ Parental Request
O2DCB3 TC Did Something Extra Positive for Par.
O2DCB4 TC Talked Positively w/ Parent
O2DCB5 TC Verbalized Anger Toward Parent
O2DCB6 TC was Physically Affectionate to Parent
O2DCB7 TC was Physically Aggressive to Parent
O2DMB1 Mother Shouted at Child
O2DMB2 Mother Expressed Anger Toward Child
O2DMB3 Mother Threatened Child
O2DMB4 Mother Used Sarcasm Toward Child
O2DMB5 Mother Hit(Grabbed, Swatted, etc.) Child
O2DMB6 Mother Spoke to TC w/ Positive Tone
O2DMB7 Mother Gave Rationales when Appropriate
O2DMB8 Mother Gave Attention when Child Talked
O2DMB9 Mother Ignored Positive Behaviors of TC
O2DMB10 Mother Ignored Child Misbehaviors
O2DMB11 M. Positively Reinforced Positive Behav.
O2DFB1 Father Shouted at Child
O2DFB2 Father Expressed Anger Toward Child
O2DFB3 Father Threatened Child
O2DFB4 Father Used Sarcasm Toward Child
O2DFB5 Father Hit(Grabbed, Swatted, etc.) Child
O2DFB6 Father Spoke to TC w/ Positive Tone
O2DFB7 Father Gave Rationales when Appropriate
O2DFB8 Father Gave Attention when Child Talked
O2DFB9 Father Ignored Positive Behaviors of TC
O2DFB10 Father Ignored Child Misbehaviors
O2DFB11 F. Positively Reinforced Positive Behav.
O2DRV1 Family's Preparation for Session...
O2DRV2 Mother's Receptivity Toward Visitors
O2DRV3 Father's Receptivity Toward Visitors
O2DRV4 TC's Receptivity Toward Visitors
O2DRV5 How Much Difficulty in Completing Visit
O2DRV6 Does TC Need Academic Intervention
O2DRV7 Does TC Need Behavior Intervention
O2DRV8 Does TC Need Social Skills Intervention
O2DRV9 Do Parents Need Parent Training
O2DRV10 Do Parents Need Social Work Intervention
O2DRV11 Do Pars. Need Individ/Marital Intervent.
O2DRV12 Have Reason to Doubt Validity of Visit
O2DRV13 Will Family Participate in Long. Study
SITE Study Site
PVIC2CFI PVIC Y2 Child-Friendly Interior
PVIC2UTL PVIC Y2 Utilities
PVIC2NEI PVIC Y2 Neighborhood Environment
PVIC2HOM PVIC Y2 Home Environment
PVIC2HPD PVIC Y2 Harsh/Physical Discipline
PVIC2PWM PVIC Y2 Parental Warmth
PVIC2CWM PVIC Y2 Child Warmth toward Mother
PVIC2CNC PVIC Y2 Child Noncompliance toward Mother