Retrospective Paternal and Maternal Parenting Styles in Greece, Italy, and Sweden. Invariance, Validity, and Level Differences in the PSDQ

Semira Tagliabue, Emanuela Confalonieri, Maria Giulia Olivari, Elisabeth Hertfelt Wahn, Katerina Maridaki-Kassotaki, Katerina Antonopoulou

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Abstract

Discrepancies in perceived parenting and parental roles across European countries could be due to the use of different assessment techniques or due to mean level differences in the authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive parenting styles. The present study aimed to examine the psychometric characteristics of the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ; Robinson, Mandleco, Olsen, & Hart, 1995, 2001) in a sample of 225 Greek, 301 Italian, and 279 Swedish adolescents aged 16–19 years, who evaluated their father’s and mother’s parenting styles during their childhood. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), multigroup CFA, and modified version of the correlated uniqueness model were used to evaluate the structure and invariance of the scale across countries. Measurement and structural invariance was found in the 8-item authoritative scale and 6-item authoritarian scale. A mixed ANOVA (Country × Style × Role) showed that Swedish mothers scored lower than Italian or Greek mothers, and that, in the three countries, mothers were perceived as more authoritative than were fathers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
Volume2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire
  • confirmatory factor analyses
  • cross-cultural validation
  • measurement and structural invariance
  • parental role

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