Soc. Sci. 2014, 3(1), 84-114; doi:10.3390/socsci3010084
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An Instrument to Investigate Expectations about and Experiences of the Parent-Child Relationship: The Parent-Child Relationship Schema Scale

Department of Communication, Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA
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Received: 1 December 2013; in revised form: 30 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social and Personal Relationships)
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Abstract: This paper explains the reasons for and process of creating and testing for reliability and constructing the validity of the Parent-Child Relationship Schema Scale (PCRSS). The instrument is based on the Model of Relationships Survey (MRS). However, where the MRS is an open-ended survey which takes 20–30 minutes to complete and longer to analyze, the PCRSS is a Likert scale survey which can be completed in less than half the time and offers more sophisticated analysis possibilities as well as new research opportunities. The paper explains the three-stage process used to create the PCRSS and the five tests of reliability and concurrent validity that it “passed”. We also discuss the potential for new areas of research about the parent-child relationship with the PCRSS.
Keywords: parent-child relationship; relational schema; parent-child relationship schema scale

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Dixson, M.; Bermes, E.; Fair, S. An Instrument to Investigate Expectations about and Experiences of the Parent-Child Relationship: The Parent-Child Relationship Schema Scale. Soc. Sci. 2014, 3, 84-114.

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Dixson M, Bermes E, Fair S. An Instrument to Investigate Expectations about and Experiences of the Parent-Child Relationship: The Parent-Child Relationship Schema Scale. Social Sciences. 2014; 3(1):84-114.

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Dixson, Marcia; Bermes, Emily; Fair, Suze. 2014. "An Instrument to Investigate Expectations about and Experiences of the Parent-Child Relationship: The Parent-Child Relationship Schema Scale." Soc. Sci. 3, no. 1: 84-114.

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