Preliminary development and psychometrics characteristics of a multidimensional measure of Parental Psychological Control: The Inventory of Parental Psychological Control (IPPC)

Author/s Francesca Cuzzocrea, Sebastiano Costa, Marco Cannavò, Maria Cristina Gugliandolo
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/2 Language English
Pages 30 P. 55-84 File size 411 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2020-002004
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Although the broad research regarding parental psychological control, instruments to assess the multidimensionality of the construct are lacking. The aim of the present study was to de-velop multidimensional measure of parental psychological control. In the first study, item se-lection of the new Inventory of Parental Psychological Control (IPPC) was conducted using a set of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) in a sample of 209 emerging adults. The second study replicated the results by using different sets of analyses and independent sample of 400 emerging adults. In both studies, reliability and concurrent validity were also assessed. Re-sults suggested that both forms of IPPC are parallel with the theoretical assumptions and are psychometrically robust. IPPC can be used to assess multidimensionality of the construct.

Keywords: Parental psychological control; autonomy support; basic psychological needs; depression; self-esteem

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Francesca Cuzzocrea, Sebastiano Costa, Marco Cannavò, Maria Cristina Gugliandolo, Preliminary development and psychometrics characteristics of a multidimensional measure of Parental Psychological Control: The Inventory of Parental Psychological Control (IPPC) in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2020, pp 55-84, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2020-002004