Title

Confirmatory factor analysis on the Perceived Parental Neglect Scale (PPNS)

Presenter Information

Lindsey Coale

Department

Psychological Science

Major

Psychology

Research Advisor

Patock-Peckham, Julie

Advisor's Department

Psychological Science

Funding Source

Faculty Start-up Funds

Abstract

Parental neglect denotes parents failing to provide physical or emotional needs for their children (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008). This study examined if there was a one factor solution to the remaining items on the Perceived Parental Neglect Scale (PPNS) utilizing a confirmatory factor analysis. Discriminate validity to other negative parenting scales (e.g. rejection, overprotection) was also examined. Questionnaires regarding parental bonding, alcohol-related problems, pathological reasons for drinking, control over-drinking, and parental neglect were administrated to 316 college students. Correlation coefficients explored the strengths of relationships among the variables. The findings revealed a one factor solution fit for the seven remaining items on the PPNS. Additional results revealed discriminate validity between PPNS and other negative parental bonds.

Biography

Lindsey Coale is a senior majoring in Psychology. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Darla Backer from Mokane, MO. Lindsey is currently serving as the Historian of Psi Chi (psychology honor society). She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Lindsey has worked and participated in research at the Fulton State Hospital. In addition, she volunteers at the Tri-County Humane Society and the Phelps County Community Partnership. Lindsey plans on pursuing a career in Clinical Psychology.

Research Category

Social Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Social sciences oral presentation, First place

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Confirmatory factor analysis on the Perceived Parental Neglect Scale (PPNS)

Carver Room

Parental neglect denotes parents failing to provide physical or emotional needs for their children (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2008). This study examined if there was a one factor solution to the remaining items on the Perceived Parental Neglect Scale (PPNS) utilizing a confirmatory factor analysis. Discriminate validity to other negative parenting scales (e.g. rejection, overprotection) was also examined. Questionnaires regarding parental bonding, alcohol-related problems, pathological reasons for drinking, control over-drinking, and parental neglect were administrated to 316 college students. Correlation coefficients explored the strengths of relationships among the variables. The findings revealed a one factor solution fit for the seven remaining items on the PPNS. Additional results revealed discriminate validity between PPNS and other negative parental bonds.