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Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Parental Support Scale – Student Version


Author(s): Yazedjian, A., & Toews, M. L.

Citation: Yazedjian, A., & Toews, M. L. (2016). Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Parental Support Scale – Student Version. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 28(1), 9-26.

 

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Parental Support Scale-Student Version (PSS-SV), a measure examining students' perceptions of how their parents supported them as they navigated the college environment. A total of 1,351 students participated in the study. After conducting an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the final scale consisted of 23 items and four factors: (a) Emotional Support, (b) Lack of Support, (c) Children as Sources of Support, and (d) Financial Support. The four subscales and the overall scale were related to measures of parental attachment and college adjustment, thus providing confirmation for the validity of the PSS-SV.

 

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