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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159648
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and psychometrics of the parent-child attachment scale (PCAS)
Abstract:
Development and psychometrics of the parent-child attachment scale (PCAS)
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:O'Connell, Kathleen
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Title:Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Contact Address:School of Health Sciences, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805, USA
Contact Telephone:219.481.5795
The Parent-Child Attachment Scale (PCAS) was developed as a research tool for use in a study investigating well-being factors in adult children of seriously mentally ill parents. Items for the scale were based on a review of the Attachment Theory literature. The content review panel included two renowned experts in Attachment Theory, Drs. Sheree Toth and Dante Cicchetti. A content validity index (CVI) was calculated as 0.92, exceeding the recommended minimum CVI of 0.80. A pilot study to establish psychometrics for the scale was implemented. The scale was distributed to a convenience sample of 80 university students with 63 returned (79%). A scale reliability analysis yielded a coefficient alpha of 0.80 for the scale. After corrected item-total correlations were reviewed, items with a value of 0.30 or greater were identified and retained while items less than 0.30 were dropped. The revised scale reliability yielded a coefficient alpha of 0.93. The Family APGAR (Smilkstein, 1978) was revised and used to establish criterion-related and construct validity. Coefficient alpha for the revised Family APGAR with the pilot population was 0.94. Pearson correlations between the Family APGAR and the PCAS were 0.44 and 0.56 for the original and revised scales respectively.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and psychometrics of the parent-child attachment scale (PCAS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159648-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development and psychometrics of the parent-child attachment scale (PCAS)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">O'Connell, Kathleen</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor and Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Health Sciences, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219.481.5795 </td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">oconnell@ipfw.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Parent-Child Attachment Scale (PCAS) was developed as a research tool for use in a study investigating well-being factors in adult children of seriously mentally ill parents. Items for the scale were based on a review of the Attachment Theory literature. The content review panel included two renowned experts in Attachment Theory, Drs. Sheree Toth and Dante Cicchetti. A content validity index (CVI) was calculated as 0.92, exceeding the recommended minimum CVI of 0.80. A pilot study to establish psychometrics for the scale was implemented. The scale was distributed to a convenience sample of 80 university students with 63 returned (79%). A scale reliability analysis yielded a coefficient alpha of 0.80 for the scale. After corrected item-total correlations were reviewed, items with a value of 0.30 or greater were identified and retained while items less than 0.30 were dropped. The revised scale reliability yielded a coefficient alpha of 0.93. The Family APGAR (Smilkstein, 1978) was revised and used to establish criterion-related and construct validity. Coefficient alpha for the revised Family APGAR with the pilot population was 0.94. Pearson correlations between the Family APGAR and the PCAS were 0.44 and 0.56 for the original and revised scales respectively.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:12:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:12:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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