Parent-Child Relationship Survey (PCRS)

1.    How much time do you feel you spend with your mother/father? (1 = almost none‚ 7 = a great deal)
2.    How well do you feel you have been able to maintain a steady relationship with your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
3.    How much do you trust your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
4.    How confident are you that your mother/father would not ridicule or make fun of you if you were to talk about a problem? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
5.    How confident are you that your mother/father would help you when you have a problem? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
6.    How close do you feel to your mother/father?  (1 = very distant‚ 7 = very close)
7.    How comfortable would you be approaching your mother/father about a romantic problem? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
8.    How comfortable would you be talking to your mother/father about a problem at school? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
9.    How confused are you about the exact role your mother/father is to have in your life? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
10.How accurately do you feel you understand your mother/father’s feelings‚ thoughts‚ and behavior? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
11.How easily do you accept the weaknesses in your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
12.To what extent do you think of your mother/father as an adult with a life of her own‚ as opposed to thinking of her only as your mother/father? (1 = think of as only mother/father‚ 7 = see as adult with life of her own)
13.How often do you get angry at your mother/father? (1 = almost never‚ 7 = quite often)
14.In general‚ how much do you resent your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
15.How well do you communicate with your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
16.How well does your mother/father understand your needs‚ feelings‚ and behavior? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
17.How well does your mother/father listen to you? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
18.How much do you care for your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
19.When you are away from home‚ how much do you miss typically your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
20.How much do you respect your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
21.How much do you value your mother/father’s opinion? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
22.How much do you admire your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = a great deal)
23.How much would you like to be like your mother/father? (1 = not at all‚ 7= a great deal)
24.How much would you be satisfied with your mother/father’s life style as your own? (1 = not at all‚ 7 = extremely)
 
 
The positive Affective subscale‚ The Father Involvement subscale‚ and the Communication subscale‚ revealed coefficient alpha’s of .93‚ .94‚ and .89‚ respectively.
the positive Affective subscale‚ the Resentment/Role confusion subscale‚ the Identification subscale‚ and the Communication subscale revealed coefficient alpha’s of .94‚ .61‚ .84‚ and .88‚ respectively. (Fine‚ 1981)
 
Reverse-scoring negatively worded items (9‚ 13‚ and 14)
Factors for the father’s version include positive affect (items 3‚ 14‚ 18–24)‚ father involvement (items 1‚ 2‚ 6‚ 9‚ 10‚ 16)‚ communication (items 7‚ 8‚ 15–17)‚ and anger (item 13). Factors for the mother’s version include positive affect (items 1–3‚ 6‚ 7‚ 15–23)‚ resentment/role confusion (items 9‚ 14)‚ identification (items 13‚ 23‚ 24)‚ and communication (items 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ 8‚ 15–17).
 
This instrument can be found at: https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!etd.send_file?accession=osu1382550299&disposition=inline & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 385-387.
 

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