Measure of Parental Style (MOPS)

During your first 16 years how ‘true’ are the following statements about your MOTHER’s [FATHER’s] behaviour towards you Rate each statement either as:
1.    Overprotective of me
2.    Verbally abusive of me
3.    Over controlling of me
4.    Sought to make me feel guilty
5.    Ignored me
6.    Critical of me
7.    Unpredictable towards me
8.    Uncaring of me
9.    Physically violent or abusive of me
10.Rejecting of me
11.Left me on my own a lot
12.Would forget about me
13.Was uninterested in me
14.Made me feel in danger
15.Made me feel unsafe
Indifference‚ Abuse‚ Over control
0 – not true at all‚ 1 – slightly true‚ 2 – moderately true‚ 3 – extremely true
‘Indifference’ measure (Items 5‚ 8‚ 10‚ 11‚ 12‚ 13); ‘Abuse’ measure (Items 2‚ 7‚ 9‚ 14‚ 15) and ‘Overcontrol’ measure (Items 1‚ 3‚ 4‚ 6)

Parker‚ G.‚ Roussos‚ J.‚ Hadzi-Pavlovic‚ D.‚ Mitchell‚ P.‚ Wilhelm‚ K. and Austin‚ M-P. (1997) The development of a refined measure of dysfunctional parenting and assessment of its relevance in patients with affective disorders. Psychological Medicine‚ 27‚ 1193-1203.