Parent Affect Test (PAT)

1.    My child gets into some things that don’t belong to him/her
2.    My child does not listen to me
3.    My child talks back to me
4.    My child comes home dirty and messy
5.    My child shares a favorite possession with a friend
6.    My child acts respectful toward me
7.    My child leaves his/her belongings all over the house
8.    My child interrupts me while I am on the phone (eating dinner. etc.)
9.    My child makes a good decision
10.My child carelessly spills something (a drink‚ plate of food‚ etc.)
11.My child expresses the desire to be with me
12.My child learns something new quickly
13.My child criticizes me as a parent
14.My child does not do his/her household chores
15.When I play a game with my child‚ he/she smiles a lot
16.My child takes good care of his/her belongings
17.When getting dressed to leave the house my child dawdles and fools around
18.My child comes to me and gives me a kiss
19.My child greets me pleasantly when I come home
20.My child asks me repeatedly if he/she can have something
21.My child chooses to eat a well-balanced meal
22.My child complains
23.My child seems happy
24.My child enjoys the outdoors and nature
25.I ask my child to do something and he/she gets really angry
26.My child begins yelling
27.I ask my child to do something for me and he/she does it
28.My child acts respectfully toward someone in authority
29.I repeat more than once what I want my child to do‚ and he/she still doesn’t do it
30.My child hugs me
31.I explain to my child why he/she needs to stop some bad behavior and he/she obeys me
32.My child puts his/her fed on the furniture
33.My child helps out with the household chores without being asked
34.My child joins me in an activity (walking. bowling‚ swimming‚ etc.)
35.My child is honest and confides a mistake he/she has made
36.My child starts crying when I punish him/her
37.My child pesters other children
38.While playing at sports‚ my child does very well
39.My child asks me repeatedly if he/she can do something
40.My child does not clean up his/her room
 
1. feel angry – – – – – – – feel pleased
2. feel bad – – – – – – – feel good
3. feel tense – – – – – – – feel relaxed
4. want to hit/spank – – – – – – – want to hug/kiss
5. want to yell – – – – – – – want to praise
6. want to send child to room – – – – – – – want to be with child
Negative Situations: 1-4‚ 7‚ 8‚ 10‚ 13‚ 14‚ 17‚ 20‚ 22‚ 25‚ 26‚ 29‚ 32‚ 36‚ 37‚ 39‚ and 40
Positive Situations: 5‚ 6‚ 9‚ 11‚ 12‚ 15‚ 16‚ 18‚ 19‚ 21‚ 23‚ 24‚ 27‚ 28‚ 30‚ 31‚ 33-35‚ and 38
 
This instrument can be found at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/238318751  & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 371-377.
 

Linehan‚ Marsha M‚. Paul‚ Elise & Egan‚ Kelly J. (1983). The parent affect test: Development‚ validity‚ and reliability. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology‚ 12(2)‚ 161-166.

Linehan‚ Marsha M‚. Paul‚ Elise & Egan‚ Kelly J. (1983). The Parent Affect Test (PAT).Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 371-377.