Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL)

The Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) is a self-reporting instrument that was created at Oregon State University to measure parenting education programs. The instrument is designed to be taken at the end of a program and asks parents to rate their current and previous knowledge and practices. The PSL is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

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
Birth-8 years
Languages
English,
Spanish,
Arabic

Administration Information

Length
Not specified
Administration
Self-report

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Swartz, Lynne, John Seeley, Mika Singer, and Susan Schroeder. 2016. “Results from a Randomized Control Trial of a Parenting Intervention for Highly Stressed Families: Make Parenting A Pleasure.” Parenting Now!, Oregon Research Institute.

Psychometrics

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

Pratt, C., Katzev, A., Bowman, S., Rennekamp, d., & Sektnan, M. Parenting Skills Ladder, Revised, Second Edition. Oregon State University: Extension Family and Community Health.