Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 12/2021

21-09-2021 | Original Paper

Psychometric Properties of the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Among Low-Income Mexican American Mothers

Auteurs: MA Sarah G. Curci, PhD Linda J. Luecken, PhD Michael C. Edwards

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 12/2021

Log in om toegang te krijgen
share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail

Abstract

The Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) is one of the most commonly used self-report measures of parenting competence, yet there exists limited work documenting its psychometric properties among ethnically and culturally diverse populations of parents. We evaluated the factor structure and validity of the PSOC (administered in English and Spanish) among a sample of low-income, predominantly Spanish-speaking Mexican-origin mothers of infants in the United States. Two hundred and five women (mean age 27.8) reported on their parenting competence, parenting stress, depressive symptoms, and infant’s temperament at 12 months postpartum. A two-factor structure (parenting satisfaction and parenting self-efficacy) emerged as the best fit to the data. Both subscores demonstrated acceptable internal consistency and validity evidence. Findings extend existing work documenting a two-factor structure of the PSOC and provides preliminary validity support for use of the PSOC and Spanish-translated PSOC among Mexican American mothers.

Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:

BSL Psychologie Totaal

Met BSL Psychologie Totaal blijf je als professional steeds op de hoogte van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen binnen jouw vak. Met het online abonnement heb je toegang tot een groot aantal boeken, protocollen, vaktijdschriften en e-learnings op het gebied van psychologie en psychiatrie. Zo kun je op je gemak en wanneer het jou het beste uitkomt verdiepen in jouw vakgebied.

Voetnoten
1
An additional CFA tested the two-factor solution of the PSOC (parenting self-efficacy, parenting satisfaction) among only Spanish-speaking mothers (n = 176). The two-factor model among Spanish-speaking mothers had similar fit to the model tested with the full sample: CFI = 0.90, RMSEA = 0.064, SRMR = 0.069. Factor loadings in the Spanish-only CFA were highly correlated with the loadings in the CFA among the full sample (r > 0.99, p < 0.001).
 
Literatuur
go back to reference Behling, O., & Law, K. S. (2000). Translating questionnaires and other research instruments: problems and solutions (Vol. 133). Sage. Behling, O., & Law, K. S. (2000). Translating questionnaires and other research instruments: problems and solutions (Vol. 133). Sage.
go back to reference Bornstein, M. H., & Cote, L. R. (2004). Mothers’ parenting cognitions in cultures of origin, acculturating cultures, and cultures of destination. Child Development, 75, 221–235. CrossRef Bornstein, M. H., & Cote, L. R. (2004). Mothers’ parenting cognitions in cultures of origin, acculturating cultures, and cultures of destination. Child Development, 75, 221–235. CrossRef
go back to reference Bornstein, M. H., & Cheah, C. S. (2006). The place of "Culture and Parenting" in the ecological contextual perspective on developmental science. In K. H. Rubin & O. B. Chung (Eds.), Parenting, beliefs, behaviors, and parent-child relations (pp. 3–34). New York: Psychology Press. Bornstein, M. H., & Cheah, C. S. (2006). The place of "Culture and Parenting" in the ecological contextual perspective on developmental science. In K. H. Rubin & O. B. Chung (Eds.), Parenting, beliefs, behaviors, and parent-child relations (pp. 3–34). New York: Psychology Press.
go back to reference Castillo, L. G., & Cano, M. A. (2007). Mexican American psychology: Theory and clinical application. In Negy C (Ed.), Cross-cultural psychotherapy: Toward a critical understanding of diverse client populations (2nd ed., pp. 85–102). Reno, NV: Bent Tree Press. Castillo, L. G., & Cano, M. A. (2007). Mexican American psychology: Theory and clinical application. In Negy C (Ed.), Cross-cultural psychotherapy: Toward a critical understanding of diverse client populations (2nd ed., pp. 85–102). Reno, NV: Bent Tree Press.
go back to reference Ceballo, R., & Hurd, N. (2008). Neighborhood context, SES, and parenting: Including a focus on acculturationamong Latina mothers. Applied Development Science, 12(4), 176–180. Ceballo, R., & Hurd, N. (2008). Neighborhood context, SES, and parenting: Including a focus on acculturationamong Latina mothers. Applied Development Science, 12(4), 176–180.
go back to reference Coleman, P. K., & Karraker, K. H. (1998). Self-efficacy and parenting quality: Findings and future applications. Developmental Review, 18(1), 47–85. CrossRef Coleman, P. K., & Karraker, K. H. (1998). Self-efficacy and parenting quality: Findings and future applications. Developmental Review, 18(1), 47–85. CrossRef
go back to reference Coleman, P. K., & Karraker, K. H. (2000). Parenting self‐efficacy among mothers of school‐age children: Conceptualization, measurement, and correlates. Family Relations, 49(1), 13–24. CrossRef Coleman, P. K., & Karraker, K. H. (2000). Parenting self‐efficacy among mothers of school‐age children: Conceptualization, measurement, and correlates. Family Relations, 49(1), 13–24. CrossRef
go back to reference Connelly, C. D., Hazen, A. L., Baker-Ericzén, M. J., Landsverk, J., & Horwitz, S. M. (2013). Is screening for depression in the perinatal period enough? The co-occurrence of depression, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence in culturally diverse pregnant women. Journal of Women’s Health, 22(10), 844–852. CrossRef Connelly, C. D., Hazen, A. L., Baker-Ericzén, M. J., Landsverk, J., & Horwitz, S. M. (2013). Is screening for depression in the perinatal period enough? The co-occurrence of depression, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence in culturally diverse pregnant women. Journal of Women’s Health, 22(10), 844–852. CrossRef
go back to reference Cox, J. L., Holden, J. M., & Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The British journal of psychiatry, 150(6), 782–786. CrossRef Cox, J. L., Holden, J. M., & Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The British journal of psychiatry, 150(6), 782–786. CrossRef
go back to reference Crnic, K. A., & Greenberg, M. T. (1990). Minor parenting stresses with young children. Child Development, 61(5), 1628–1637. CrossRef Crnic, K. A., & Greenberg, M. T. (1990). Minor parenting stresses with young children. Child Development, 61(5), 1628–1637. CrossRef
go back to reference Fox, C. R., & Gelfand, D. M. (1994). Maternal depressed mood and stress as related to vigilance, self‐efficacy and mother‐child interactions. Early Development and Parenting, 3(4), 233–243. CrossRef Fox, C. R., & Gelfand, D. M. (1994). Maternal depressed mood and stress as related to vigilance, self‐efficacy and mother‐child interactions. Early Development and Parenting, 3(4), 233–243. CrossRef
go back to reference Garcia-Esteve, L., Ascaso, C., Ojuel, J., & Navarro, P. (2003). Validation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) in Spanish mothers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 75(1), 71–76. CrossRef Garcia-Esteve, L., Ascaso, C., Ojuel, J., & Navarro, P. (2003). Validation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) in Spanish mothers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 75(1), 71–76. CrossRef
go back to reference Gartstein, M. A., & Rothbart, M. K. (2003). Studying infant temperament via the revised infant behavior questionnaire. Infant Behavior and Development, 26(1), 64–86. CrossRef Gartstein, M. A., & Rothbart, M. K. (2003). Studying infant temperament via the revised infant behavior questionnaire. Infant Behavior and Development, 26(1), 64–86. CrossRef
go back to reference Gibaud-Wallston, J., & Wandersman, L. P. (1978). Parenting sense of competence scale. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Gibaud-Wallston, J., & Wandersman, L. P. (1978). Parenting sense of competence scale. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
go back to reference Gilmore, L., & Cuskelly, M. (2009). Factor structure of the parenting sense of competence scale using a normative sample. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(1), 48–55. Gilmore, L., & Cuskelly, M. (2009). Factor structure of the parenting sense of competence scale using a normative sample. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(1), 48–55.
go back to reference Gress-Smith, J. L., Roubinov, D. S., Tanaka, R., Cirnic, K., Gonzales, N., Enders, C., & Luecken, L. J. (2013). Prenatal expectations in Mexican American women: development of a culturally sensitive measure. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16(4), 303–314. CrossRef Gress-Smith, J. L., Roubinov, D. S., Tanaka, R., Cirnic, K., Gonzales, N., Enders, C., & Luecken, L. J. (2013). Prenatal expectations in Mexican American women: development of a culturally sensitive measure. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 16(4), 303–314. CrossRef
go back to reference Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., & Schneider, B. W., et al. (2011). Advancing our knowledge of ADHD in Latino children: psychometric and cultural properties of Spanish-versions of parental/family functioning measures. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 39, 33–43. CrossRef Haack, L. M., Gerdes, A. C., & Schneider, B. W., et al. (2011). Advancing our knowledge of ADHD in Latino children: psychometric and cultural properties of Spanish-versions of parental/family functioning measures. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 39, 33–43. CrossRef
go back to reference Heilemann, M. V., Coffey-Love, M., & Frutos, L. (2004). Perceived reasons for depression among low income women of Mexican descent. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 18(5), 185–192. CrossRef Heilemann, M. V., Coffey-Love, M., & Frutos, L. (2004). Perceived reasons for depression among low income women of Mexican descent. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 18(5), 185–192. CrossRef
go back to reference Horn, J. L. (1965). A rationale and test for the number of factors in factor analysis. Psychometrika, 30(2), 179–185. Horn, J. L. (1965). A rationale and test for the number of factors in factor analysis. Psychometrika, 30(2), 179–185.
go back to reference Hu, L. T., & Bentler, P. M. (1999). Cutoff criteria for fit indexes in covariance structure analysis: conventional criteria versus new alternatives. Structural equation modeling: a multidisciplinary journal, 6(1), 1–55. CrossRef Hu, L. T., & Bentler, P. M. (1999). Cutoff criteria for fit indexes in covariance structure analysis: conventional criteria versus new alternatives. Structural equation modeling: a multidisciplinary journal, 6(1), 1–55. CrossRef
go back to reference Hurley, K. D., Huscroft-D’Angelo, J., Trout, A., Griffith, A., & Epstein, M. (2014). Assessing parenting skills and attitudes: a review of the psychometrics of parenting measures. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(5), 812–823. CrossRef Hurley, K. D., Huscroft-D’Angelo, J., Trout, A., Griffith, A., & Epstein, M. (2014). Assessing parenting skills and attitudes: a review of the psychometrics of parenting measures. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(5), 812–823. CrossRef
go back to reference Johnston, C., & Mash, E. J. (1989). A measure of parenting satisfaction and efficacy. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 18(2), 167–175. CrossRef Johnston, C., & Mash, E. J. (1989). A measure of parenting satisfaction and efficacy. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 18(2), 167–175. CrossRef
go back to reference Jones, T. L., & Prinz, R. J. (2005). Potential roles of parental self-efficacy in parent and child adjustment: a review. Clinical Psychology Review, 25(3), 341–363. CrossRef Jones, T. L., & Prinz, R. J. (2005). Potential roles of parental self-efficacy in parent and child adjustment: a review. Clinical Psychology Review, 25(3), 341–363. CrossRef
go back to reference Menéndez Álvarez-Dardet, S., Jiménez García, L., & Hidalgo García, M. V. (2011). Estructura factorial de la escala PSOC (Parental Sense of Competence) en una muestra de madres usuarias de servicios de preservación familiar. Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnóstico y Evaluación Psicológica, 32(2), 187–204. Menéndez Álvarez-Dardet, S., Jiménez García, L., & Hidalgo García, M. V. (2011). Estructura factorial de la escala PSOC (Parental Sense of Competence) en una muestra de madres usuarias de servicios de preservación familiar. Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnóstico y Evaluación Psicológica, 32(2), 187–204.
go back to reference Muthén, L., & Muthén, B. (2017). Mplus (Version 8)[computer software]. (1998–2017). Los Angeles, CA: Muthén & Muthén. Muthén, L., & Muthén, B. (2017). Mplus (Version 8)[computer software]. (1998–2017). Los Angeles, CA: Muthén & Muthén.
go back to reference Ngai, F. W., Chan, S. W. C., & Holroyd, E. (2007). Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale in Chinese mothers. Nursing Research, 56(5), 348–354. CrossRef Ngai, F. W., Chan, S. W. C., & Holroyd, E. (2007). Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale in Chinese mothers. Nursing Research, 56(5), 348–354. CrossRef
go back to reference Nunes, C., Jiménez, L., Menéndez, S., Ayala‐Nunes, L., & Hidalgo, V. (2016). Psychometric properties of an adapted version of the parental sense of competence (PSOC) scale for Portuguese at‐risk parents. Child & Family Social Work, 21(4), 433–441. CrossRef Nunes, C., Jiménez, L., Menéndez, S., Ayala‐Nunes, L., & Hidalgo, V. (2016). Psychometric properties of an adapted version of the parental sense of competence (PSOC) scale for Portuguese at‐risk parents. Child & Family Social Work, 21(4), 433–441. CrossRef
go back to reference Ohan, J. L., Leung, D. W., & Johnston, C. (2000). The parenting sense of competence scale: evidence of a stable factor structure and validity. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 32(4), 251. CrossRef Ohan, J. L., Leung, D. W., & Johnston, C. (2000). The parenting sense of competence scale: evidence of a stable factor structure and validity. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 32(4), 251. CrossRef
go back to reference Oltra‐Benavent, P., Cano‐Climent, A., Oliver‐Roig, A., Cabrero‐García, J., & Richart‐Martínez, M. (2020). Spanish version of the Parenting Sense of Competence scale: Evidence of reliability and validity. Child & Family Social Work, 25(2), 373–383. Oltra‐Benavent, P., Cano‐Climent, A., Oliver‐Roig, A., Cabrero‐García, J., & Richart‐Martínez, M. (2020). Spanish version of the Parenting Sense of Competence scale: Evidence of reliability and validity. Child & Family Social Work, 25(2), 373–383.
go back to reference Page, R. L. (2004). Positive pregnancy outcomes in Mexican immigrants: what can we learn? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 33(6), 783–790. CrossRef Page, R. L. (2004). Positive pregnancy outcomes in Mexican immigrants: what can we learn? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 33(6), 783–790. CrossRef
go back to reference Putnam, S. P., Helbig, A. L., Gartstein, M. A., Rothbart, M. K., & Leerkes, E. (2014). Development and assessment of short and very short forms of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire–Revised. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(4), 445–458. CrossRef Putnam, S. P., Helbig, A. L., Gartstein, M. A., Rothbart, M. K., & Leerkes, E. (2014). Development and assessment of short and very short forms of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire–Revised. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96(4), 445–458. CrossRef
go back to reference Radloff, L. S. (1977). The CES-D scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1(3), 385–401. CrossRef Radloff, L. S. (1977). The CES-D scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the general population. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1(3), 385–401. CrossRef
go back to reference Rhemtulla, M., Brosseau-Liard, P. É., & Savalei, V. (2012). When can categorical variables be treated as continuous? A comparison of robust continuous and categorical SEM estimation methods under suboptimal conditions. Psychological Methods, 17(3), 354. CrossRef Rhemtulla, M., Brosseau-Liard, P. É., & Savalei, V. (2012). When can categorical variables be treated as continuous? A comparison of robust continuous and categorical SEM estimation methods under suboptimal conditions. Psychological Methods, 17(3), 354. CrossRef
go back to reference Roberts, R. E., Rhoades, H. M., & Vernon, S. W. (1990). Using the CES-D scale to screen for depression andanxiety: Effects of language and ethnic status. Psychiatry Research, 31(1), 69–83. Roberts, R. E., Rhoades, H. M., & Vernon, S. W. (1990). Using the CES-D scale to screen for depression andanxiety: Effects of language and ethnic status. Psychiatry Research, 31(1), 69–83.
go back to reference Rogers, H., & Matthews, J. (2004). The parenting sense of competence scale: Investigation of the factor structure, reliability, and validity for an Australian sample. Australian Psychologist, 39(1), 88–96. CrossRef Rogers, H., & Matthews, J. (2004). The parenting sense of competence scale: Investigation of the factor structure, reliability, and validity for an Australian sample. Australian Psychologist, 39(1), 88–96. CrossRef
go back to reference Suwansujarid, T., Vatanasomboon, P., Gaylord, N., & Lapvongwatana, P. (2013). Validation of the parenting sense of competence scale in fathers: Thai version. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 44(5), 916. Suwansujarid, T., Vatanasomboon, P., Gaylord, N., & Lapvongwatana, P. (2013). Validation of the parenting sense of competence scale in fathers: Thai version. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 44(5), 916.
go back to reference Thornton, A., & Young-DeMarco, L. (2001). Four decades of trends in attitudes toward family issues in the United State: The 1960s through the 1990s. Journal of Marriage and Family, 63, 1009–1037. CrossRef Thornton, A., & Young-DeMarco, L. (2001). Four decades of trends in attitudes toward family issues in the United State: The 1960s through the 1990s. Journal of Marriage and Family, 63, 1009–1037. CrossRef
Metagegevens
Titel
Psychometric Properties of the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Among Low-Income Mexican American Mothers
Auteurs
MA Sarah G. Curci
PhD Linda J. Luecken
PhD Michael C. Edwards
Publicatiedatum
21-09-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 12/2021
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02093-0