Parental Supervision—Rochester Youth Development Study

1. In the course of a day‚ how often does your parentknow where you are?
2. How often would your parent know who you arewith when you are away from home?
3. How important is it to your parent to know who your friends are?
4. How important is it to your parent to know where you are?
  • Parental Supervision
  • Discipline
This instrument can be found on page 318 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
Items 1-2:
Items 3-4:
Very important=4
Not very important=2
Not at all Important=1
Point values are assigned as indicated above. 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 parental supervision.

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