Parent-Child Relationship Schema Scale (PCRSS)

1. Parents and sons/daughters should play together.
2. Parents and sons/daughters should read together (read to each other or read separately in the same room
3. Parents and sons/daughters should watch TV together (watch the same shows in the same room).
4. Parents and sons/daughters should talk together.
5. Parents and sons/daughters should eat together.
6. Parents and sons/daughters should help each other.
7. Parents and sons/daughters should go places together.
8. When parents and sons/daughters go on vacation they should go together.
9. Parents should be sure sons/daughters have food to eat.
10. Parents should teach sons/daughters.
11. Parents should help sons/daughters get dressed.
12. Parents should discipline sons/daughters for unacceptable behavior.
13. Parents should take sons/daughters places.
14. Parents should buy sons/daughters things.
15. Parents should pay attention to sons/daughters.
16. Parents should take care of sons/daughters.
17. Sons/daughters should be nice to parents.
18. Sons/daughters should do housework (cleaning‚ cooking‚ yard work) for parents.
19. Sons/daughters should pick up after themselves for their parents.
20. Sons/daughters should buy presents for their parents on birthdays and/or holidays.
21. Sons/daughters should help parents.
22. Sons/daughters should listen to parents and do as they say.
23. Sons/daughters should give parents a break.
24. Sons/daughters should work hard for parents.
25. Sons/daughters should talk to parents.
26. Sons/daughters and parents should love each other.
27. Sons/daughters and parents should be truthful with each other.
28. Sons/daughters and parents should be friends with each other.
29. Sons/daughters and parents should trust each other.
30. Sons/daughters and parents should respect each other.
31. Sons/daughters and parents should be happy with each other.
32. Sons/daughters and parents should be grateful to each other.
33. Sons/daughters and parents should understand each other.
34. Sons/daughters and parents should feel sorry (compassion) for each other.
35. Sons/daughters and parents should feel angry with each other.
36. Sons/daughters and parents should swear at each other.
37. Sons/daughters and parents should hit each other.
38. Sons/daughters and parents should argue with each other.
39. Sons/daughters and parents should be nice to each other.
40. Sons/daughters and parents should talk to each other
41. Sons/daughters and parents should listen to each other.
42. Sons/daughters and parents should be honest with each other.
43. Sons/daughters and parents should be good to each other.
44. Sons/daughters and parents should follow rules (curfew etc.).
 
Do together (0.86)‚ Communication attention (0.91)‚ Helping/Understanding behaviors and feelings (0.85)‚ Love/Respect (0.83)‚ Conflict (0.76)
 
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1=Never‚ 2=Not very often‚ 3=Sometimes‚ 4=Often‚ 5=Always
Do together (items: 1‚ 2‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8‚ 11‚ 13‚ and 14)‚ Communication attention (items: 4‚ 6‚ 10 15‚ 16‚ 19‚ 22‚ 25‚ 40‚ 41‚ 42‚ and 43)‚ Helping/Understanding behaviors and feelings (items: 18‚ 20‚ 23‚ 24‚ 28‚ 31‚ 33‚ and 34)‚ Love/Respect (35‚ 36‚ 37‚ and 38)‚ Conflict (items: 3‚ 9‚ and 12)
 

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