Parental-Child Attachment—Rochester Youth Development Study

Parental-Child Attachment—Rochester Youth Development Study
Thornberry‚ Lizotte‚ Krohn‚ Farnworth &Jang‚ 1991
Adapted from Hudson‚ 1982
 
Parent Items
How often would you say that …
1. You get along well with your child?
2. You feel that you can really trust your child?
3. You just do not understand your child?
4. Your child is too demanding?
5. You really enjoy your child?
6. Your child interferes with your activities?
7. You think your child is terrific?
8. You feel very angry toward your child?
9. You feel violent toward your child?
10. You feel proud of your child?
11. You wish your child was more like others that you know?
Youth Items
How often would you say that …
1. You get along well with your parent?
2. You feel that you can really trust your parent?
3. Your parent does not understand you?
4. Your parent is too demanding?
5. You really enjoy your parent?
6. You have a lot of respect for your parent?
7. Your parent interferes with your activities?
8. You think your parent is terrific?
9. You feel very angry toward your parent?
10. You feel violent toward your parent?
11. You feel proud of your parent?
 
 
  • family relationship
  • Warmth relationship
 
This instrument can be found on pages 296-297 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Often=4
Sometimes=3
Seldom=2
Never=1
Parent and youth items are scored separately. Point values are assigned as indicated above. Youth items 3‚ 4‚ 7‚ 9 and 10 are reverse coded; parent items 3‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚ 9 and 11 are reverse coded. Point values are summed and then divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-4‚ with a higher score indicating a higher level of attachment.
 

Thornberry TP‚ Lizotte AJ‚ Krohn MD‚ Farnworth M‚ Jang SJ. Testing interactional theory: anexamination of reciprocal causal relationships among family‚ school‚ and delinquency. Journal ofCriminal Law and Criminology 1991;82:3-35

Hudson W. The clinical measurement package: a field manual. Homewood‚ IL: Dorsey Press‚ 1982.