Parenting quality: Confirmation of a higher-order latent construct with mothers of Head Start children
Abbreviated Journal Title
Early Childhood Res. Q.
parenting quality; Head Start; latent construct; sociomoral reflection; psychosocial maturity; AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES; MORAL JUDGMENT; AGGRESSION QUESTIONNAIRE; COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENT; SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS; ENVIRONMENTAL RISK; ECONOMIC HARDSHIP; CONDUCT PROBLEMS; EARLY-CHILDHOOD; PROCESS MODEL; Education & Educational Research; Psychology, Developmental
We proposed a higher order latent construct of parenting young children, parenting quality. This higher-order latent construct comprises five component constructs: demographic protection, psychological distress, psychosocial maturity, moral and cognitive reflectivity, and parenting attitudes and beliefs. We evaluated this model with data provided by 199 mothers of 4-year-old children enrolled in Head Start. The model was confirmed with only one adjustment suggested by modification indices. Final RMSEA was .05, CFI .96, and NNFI .94, indicating good model fit. Results were interpreted as emphasizing the interdependence of psychological and environmental demands on parenting. Implications of the model for teachers, early interventionists, and public policy are discussed. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
"Parenting quality: Confirmation of a higher-order latent construct with mothers of Head Start children" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6242.