Alabama Parenting Questionnaire

The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire is a 42-item self-reporting instrument that focuses on positive involvement with children, supervision and monitoring, use of positive discipline techniques, consistency in the use of discipline, and corporal punishment use. The instrument, designed for parents with children 6-18 years of age, can be used for pre- and post-treatment and is offered in both English and Spanish.

Content

Domains
Parent support,
Emotional support,
Sensitivity,
Cognitive,
Physical,
Social,
Affection,
Responsiveness,
Encouragement,
Positive Involvement,
Adult Involvement,
Child Involvement,
Positive Discipline,
Supervision,
Control,
Mother Responsiveness,
Infants
Languages
English,
Spanish

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Barnard, A. D., Adelson, J. L., & Pössel, P. (2017). Associations between perceived teaching behaviours and affect in upper elementary school students. Early Child Development and Care187(11), 1795-1808. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1190921

Donnelly, R., Renk, K., & McKinney, C. (2013). Emerging adults’ stress and health: The role of parent behaviors and cognitions. Child Psychiatry & Human Development44(1), 19-38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-012-0309-y

Martel, M. M., Nikolas, M., Jernigan, K., Friderici, K., & Nigg, J. T. (2012). Diversity in pathways to common childhood disruptive behavior disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology40(8), 1223-1236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-012-9646-3

McRae, E. M., Stoppelbein, L., O’Kelley, S. E., Fite, P., & Greening, L. (2018). Predicting internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children with ASD: evaluation of a contextual model of parental factors. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders48(4), 1261-1271. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3368-x

Randolph, K. A., & Radey, M. (2011). Measuring parenting practices among parents of elementary school-age youth. Research on Social Work Practice21(1), 88-97. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731509353048

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric 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 Studies16(2), 243-259. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-006-9082-5