Parent Report on Child’s Close Friends

We would like you to think about the friends your child spent the most time with last year.
Think about your son’s/daughter’s first best friend.
1. Does this friend get into trouble with teachers‚ the police‚ or other adults?
2. Does this friend do things you disapprove of?
3. Are you concerned about the negative influence this friend has on your child?
Now‚ think about the second best friend and answer the same questions.
4. Does this friend get into trouble with teachers‚ the police‚ or other adults?
5. Does this friend do things you disapprove of?
6. Are you concerned about the negative influence this friend has on your child?
Now‚ think about the other friends your child hangs around with and answer the same questions.
7. Do these friends get into trouble with teachers‚ the police‚ or other adults?
8. Do these friends do things you disapprove of?
9. Are you concerned about the negative influence these friends have on your child?
10. How much does your son/daughter hang around with kids who get into trouble?
 
(1) Trouble with adults: High risk .58‚ Normative .67
(2) Parental disapproval of friends: High risk .69‚ Normative .65
(3) Parental concern over negative influence of friends: High risk .68‚ Normative .68
 (4) Total parental concern: High risk .87‚ Normative.88
 
  • Parental
  • Close Friends
 
This instrument can be found on pages 93-94 of Latino Families and Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=23171&Itemid=
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Response categories for items 1-9:
1 = Very much
2 = Somewhat
3 = A little
4 = Not at all
Response categories for item 10:
1 = Never
2 = Almost never
3 = Some
4 = Frequently
5 = All the time
Users should use the SAS scoring program on the Fast Track website.
 
Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group (CPPRG). (1990). Parent Report on Child’s Close Friends [On-line]. Available: http://www.fasttrackproject.org [Contact: Pamela K. Ahrens].
 

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