Psychometric Properties of the Parental Distress Subscale

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Using data from the Fragile Family Child Wellbeing Study, we examined the psychometric properties of the parental distress subscale of the parenting stress index-short form. Unlike previous studies, we found that the two-factor model did not fit the data significantly better than the one-factor model. Moreover, the results indicated that both the one-factor and the two-factor models provided only a marginal fit to the data. This finding was consistent across two time periods. Implications of these findings and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-753
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Parental distress
  • Parenting stress
  • Psychometrics properties


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