Parent Behavior Checklist

The Parent Behavior Checklist (PBC) is a self-reporting instrument designed for parents with children 1-4 years years old. The instrument, which only takes 10-20 minutes to complete, provides expectations, nurturing, and discipline subscales.

Content

Topics
Conflicts,
Additional Topics,
Child Independence,
Parent Emphathy,
Child Expectations,
Postive Involvement,
Discipline,
Communication,
Teaching,
Parent Support,
Efficacy,
Knowledge,
Confidence,
Skills and Behaviors,
Affection,
Emotional Support,
Child Development,
Family Management,
Parent-Child Relationship
1-4 years
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
10 minutes
Administration
Self-report

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Tucker, Mary A., and Robert A. Fox. 1995. “Assessment of Families with Mildly Handicapped and Nonhandicapped Preschoolers.” Journal of School Psychology 33 (1): 29–37.

Cardona, Pablo G., Bonnie C. Nicholson, and Robert A. Fox. 2000. “Parenting among Hispanic and Anglo-American Mothers with Young Children.” Journal of Social Psychology 140 (3): 357–65.

Bayer, Jordana K., Harriet Hiscock, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Anna Price, and Melissa Wake. 2008. “Early Childhood Aetiology of Mental Health Problems: A Longitudinal Population-Based Study.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 49 (11): 1166–74. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2008.01943.x.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Fox, Robert. 1994. Parent Behavior Checklist. Brandon, VT: ProEd. https://epublications.marquette.edu/marq_fac-book/91.