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Avaliação Psicológica

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SEABRA-SANTOS, Maria João et al. Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC): Psychometric studies. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.1, pp.97-106. ISSN 1677-0471.

The main goal of this research was to reinforce validity and reliability studies of the Parenting Sense of Competence scale (PSOC) with parents of Portuguese children. The study was based on a sample of 436 parents of 3 to 6 year old children. CFA confirmed the data adjustment to a bi-factorial model (Satisfaction and Efficacy). Both subscales had good internal consistency. Results were negatively correlated with children’s activity level and positively with parents’ well-being. Parents of children with externalizing behavior problems scored lower. There were no differences according to children’s age but parents of boys, older and parents who were more educated rated themselves as having lower levels of efficacy, while parent’s education was positively correlated with satisfaction level. Results documented the good psychometric properties of the PSOC Portuguese version.

Keywords : psychometrics; questionnaires; parenting; efficacy; satisfaction.

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