The psychometric qualities of a short version of the Multidimensional Overprotective Parenting Scale

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Title
The psychometric qualities of a short version of the Multidimensional Overprotective Parenting Scale
Journal
European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Author(s)
Chevrier B., Soenens B., Zimmermann G., Skhirtladze N., Van Petegem S.
ISSN
1740-5629 (print)
1740-5610 (electronic)
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
The Multidimensional Overprotective Parenting Scale (MOPS) is a 35-item questionnaire assessing two dimensions of parental overprotection. Given its substantial length, the present research presents the development and psychometric properties of a short version of the MOPS (S-MOPS). Four independent samples were used (Sample 1, N = 315 Swiss adolescents; Sample 2, N = 377 Belgian adolescents and young adults; Sample 3, N = 312 Georgian young adults; Sample 4, N = 467 Swiss parents). Item selection based on factor analysis resulted in a 16-item version, comprising 10 items for anxious overprotection and 6 for ego-enhancing overprotection. The psychometric properties of the S-MOPS were similar to those of the MOPS across samples with high reliability, a stable two-factor structure, and very similar associations with theoretically relevant parenting and adjustment variables. Overall, the S-MOPS appears to be a promising instrument for use in cross-national research and research with a multi-informant approach.
Keywords
MOPS, Parental overprotection, Factor structure, Construct validity, Cross-cultural research
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / Projects / 10001C_179455
European Research Council (ERC) / 950289
Create date
07/05/2022 0:04
Last modification date
05/06/2022 6:36
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