International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Perceived Parenting Styles and Parental Inconsistency Scale: Construct Validity in Young Adults
Guadalupe de la Iglesia, Juliana Beatriz Stover, Agustín Freiberg Hoffmann, Mercedes Fernández Liporace

The study examines evidences of construct validity of the Perceived Parental Styles and Parental Inconsistency scale –EPIPP–, on a sample of 369 young adults. Individuals were asked about their father and their mother by means of 24 items. These conform six subscales that constitute a first-order-model–Affection, Dialogue, Indifference, Verbal Coercion, Physical Coercion and Prohibition– that additionally group into two major scales –a second-order model–:Responsiveness and Demandingness.A confirmatory factor analysis was carried out on the first-order and second-order factor structures, using maximum likelihood and a bootstrap procedure with 500 random samples. Resulting indexes showed an excellent fit in both models for the Father and Mother versions. Furthermore, adequate results were obtained in a cross-validation and a factorial invariance analysis. This way, solid evidences of construct validity were obtained for the EPIPP, suggesting it for the assessment of perceived parenting in young adults.

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