The Chinese parental stress scale: Psychometric evidence using rasch modeling on clinical and nonclinical samples

Man Cynthia Leung, Sandra K.M. Tsang

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In this study, we examined the psychometric properties of the Parental Stress Scale (PSS; Berry Jones, 1995) with Chinese parents. Participants included 162 parents recruited through primary schools and 38 parents with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Rasch analysis results indicated that 2 items were outside the accepted fit statistics range and that the Likert scale response categories were not functioning properly. We identified a reduced 16-item scale with 5 categories as unidimensional, with a person reliability of.86; the Likert scale response categories worked well. The revised PSS correlated with measures of child behavior and parenting stress and could differentiate between the 2 groups of parents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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