Parental Involvement—Chicago Youth Development Study

Caregiver Items
1. When was the last time that you talked with youryouth about their plans for the coming day?
2. When was the last time that you talked with youryouth about what he had actually done during the day?
3. In the past 12 months‚ about how often have youdiscussed with your youth his plans for thecoming day?
4. In the past 12 months‚ about how often haveyou talked with your youth about what he hadactually done during the day?
5. Does your youth help with family fun activities?
6. Does your youth like to get involved in family activities?
7. How often do you have time to listen to your youth‚ when he wants to talk to you?
8. Do you and your youth do things together at home?
9. Does your youth go with members of the family to movies‚ sports events or other outings?
10. How often do you have a friendly talk with your youth?
11. Does your youth help you with chores‚ errands and/or other work?
12. How often do you talk with your youth about how he is doing in school?
Youth Items
1. When was the last time that you talked withyour caregiver about what you were goingto do for the coming day?
2. When was the last time that you talked withyour caregiver about what you had actuallydone during the day?
3. How often does your caregiver talk to youabout what you were going to do for the coming day?
4. In the past 12 months‚ how often has yourcaregiver talked with you about what youhad actually done during the day?
5. Do you help with family fun activities?
6. Do you like to get involved in family activities?
7. How often does your caregiver have time to listen to you when you want to talk with one of them?
8. How often do you and your caregiver do things together at home?
9. How often do you go with members of the family to movies‚ sports events‚ or other outings?
10. How often do you have a friendly talk with your caregiver?
11. How often do you help with chores‚ errands and/or other work around the house?
12. How often does your caregiver talk with you about how you are doing in school?
 
 
  • child’s life
  • Caregivers
 
This instrument can be found on pages 313-315 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:
Items 1-2 (parent) & Items 1-2 (Youth):
Don’t know=1
More than 1 month ago=2
Within last month=3
 Within last week=4
Yesterday/today=5
Items 3-4 (parent) & Items 3-4 (Youth):
Don’t know=1
Less than once a month=2
At least once a month=3
At least once a week=4
Almost every day=5
Items 5-12 (parent) & Items 5-12 (Youth):
Hardly ever=1
 Sometimes=2
Often= 3
Caregiver and youth items should be scored separately. Point values are assigned as indicated above. Point values are summed and then divided by the total number of times. Higher scores indicate greater levels ofparental monitoring and involvement.
 

Gorman-Smith D‚ Tolan PH‚ Zelli A‚ Huesmann LR. The relation of family functioning to violence among inner-city minority youths. Journal of Family Psychology 1996;10:115-129.

 

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