Mexican Parenting Questionnaire (MPQ).
Halgunseth, Linda C. Ispa, Jean M.
Pennsylvania State University.
Published: May 2012
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Vol. 34, No. 2 , p. 232-250
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The present study was conducted in four phases and constructed a self-report parenting instrument for use with Mexican immigrant mothers of children aged 6 to 10. The 14-item measure was based on semistructured qualitative interviews with Mexican immigrant mothers (N = 10), was refined by a focus group of Mexican immigrant mothers (N = 5), and was then completed by a larger sample of Mexican immigrant mothers (N = 168). Children's socioemotional and behavioral competence was examined on a subset of children (N = 30) from family drawings and teacher reports of behavior. Items of the parenting instrument pertained to one of three general parenting constructs: Warmth, Monitoring, and Discipline. Using confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) and respecification procedures, the three models were found to be a good fit with the data. Subscales consisted of moderate levels of internal consistency and predicted several children's behaviors. (Author abstract)
child rearing; parenting skills; child rearing; self report inventories; immigrants; mothers; Latinos; Mexico