The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire- Short Form (APQ-SF)

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Author of Tool: 

Elgar, F. J., Waschbusch, D. A., Dadds, M. R., & Sigvaldason, N.

Key references: 

Elgar, F. J., Waschbusch, D. A., Dadds, M. R., & Sigvaldason, N. (2007). Development and Validation of a Short Form of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16(2), 243-259. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-006-9082-5

Hawes, D. J., Dadds, M. R., Frost, A. D. J., & Hasking, P. A. (2011).  Do Childhood Callous-Unemotional Traits Drive Change in Parenting Practices? Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 40(4), 507-518.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire- Short Form (APQ-SF) is a 9-item measure of parenting style. Its items are based around the three main structures of the parent (APQ) scale: positive parenting, inconsistent discipline and poor supervision. The APQ-SF can be used by anyone wishing to measure parental practices in regard to disruptive behaviour.

Background: 

Poor quality parenting has been linked to a number of adverse behavioural outcomes. Many interventions which aim to alleviate these outcomes focus on improving key aspects the the parents’ behavioural practices. Therefore, there is a need for tools which can quickly, easily and accurately measure parental styles. The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire- Short Form (APQ-SF) does this by measuring aspects of positive parenting, inconsistent discipline and poor supervision.

Psychometrics: 

The psychometric properties of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire- Short Form (APQ-SF) are outlined in Elgar, Waschbusch, Dadds, & Sigvaldason (2007).

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Files: 

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.300

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