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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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MARTINEZ, Isabel; GARCIA, José Fernando; CAMINO, Leoncio  and  CAMINO, Cleonice Pereira dos Santos. Parental socialization: Brazilian adaptation of the ESPA29 Scale. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.4, pp.640-647. ISSN 0102-7972.

The objective of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the ESPA29 Parental Socialization Scale (Musitu & García, 2001). This scale allows measuring parental styles - authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and negligent - by means of two independent dimensions of parental conduct extracted from parents' use of different socialization practices. Using a sample of 2.105 Brazilian adolescents from 10 to 18 years old, the structure of two factors that define the scale - Acceptance/Implication and Strictness/Imposition - has been replicated using an exploratory factorial analysis. In order to complete a proper replication of the ESPA29 scale structure, the analysis of the orthogonal structure of Procrustes was carried out proving that the structure was invariant for the father as well as for the mother.

Keywords : Socialization Styles; Parental Practices; Scores; Socialization; ESPA29 Socialization Scale; Adaptation.

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