Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI)

The Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) is an instrument for parents to assess their relationship with their children. The instrument, which contains 78 items, has been standardized on over 1,100 parents in the United States. The PCRI can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes.

Content

Domains
Conflicts,
Child Independence,
Parent Emphathy,
Child Expectations,
Postive Involvement,
Discipline,
Communication,
Parent Support,
Efficacy,
Knowledge,
Confidence,
Skills and Behaviors,
Affection,
Emotional Support,
Child Development,
Family Management,
Parent-Child Relationship
Languages
English,
Spanish

Administration Information

Length
15 minutes
Qualifications

Level C

Access and Use

Price

PCRI Kit (includes 25 answer sheets, manual): $139; AutoScore answer sheet 25-pack: $67; Answer sheet 100-pack: $23; Scoring and Interpretation CD 25-use: $495; Manual: $82

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Ganotice Jr, F. A., Downing, K., Mak, T., Chan, B., & Lee, W. Y. (2017). Enhancing parent-child relationship through dialogic reading. Educational Studies43(1), 51-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2016.1238340

Schroeder, V. M., & Kelley, M. L. (2010). Family environment and parent‐child relationships as related to executive functioning in children. Early Child Development and Care180(10), 1285-1298. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430902981512

Psychometrics

Psychometric References

Coffman, J. K., Guerin, D. W., & Gottfried, A. W. (2006). Reliability and validity of the Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI): Evidence from a longitudinal cross-informant investigation. Psychological Assessment18(2), 209–214. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.18.2.209