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BOECKEL, Mariana Gonçalves  e  CASTELLASARRIERA, Jorge. The factorial analysis of Parental Authoritative Questionnaire in a sample of college young adults. PsicoUSF [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.1, pp. 01-09. ISSN 1413-8271.

The aim of this study was to investigate the factorial structure of the Parental Authoritative Questionnaire (PAQ) elaborated by John Buri. The stratified sample was composed of 323 male and female private university students. It was used principal components analysis, with oblimin rotation, using the Kaiser rule (retention of eigenvalues higher than 1). The analysis showed tree factors with eigenvalues superior than 1. The total of the factors explains 43,96% of the total variance about the parental style construct. The first factor explains 25,70%, the second one, 11,77% and the third one, 6,49%. The tree factors had satisfactory internal consistence. The results suggests positive measure's applications on our reality, but it is necessary the development of future studies concerning this questionnaire in diversified samples.

Palavras-chave : Parental styles; Young adults; Factorial analysis; Parental Authoritative Questionnaire (PAQ).

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