Families in Transition Program: A Review of Parent-Child Interaction Measures
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|Batsell, W. Robert, 1963-
|Lee, Robert E. (Robert Ernest), 1943-
|v, 47 p.
|In this study, researchers compared and contrasted six commonly employed parent-toddler observation scales. After constructing and evaluating a matrix comprised of the various assessment tools and the kinds of behaviors they were said to assess, researchers trained themselves to a level of .8-plus inter-rater reliability on every instrument using videotaped therapy sessions from the Families in Transition project. The Heatherington (1992) Family Interaction Global Coding System, and the Parent-Child Interaction measure (Stacks & Stein, 2001) were chosen as the best interaction tools based on straightforwardness and ease of use, sensitivity to change and differences between mothers, ability to capture warning signs of at-risk mothers, use of behavioral anchors, and ability to assess synchrony.
|Department of Family and Child Ecology. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan.
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