Exploring the psychometric properties of parent and child measures


We are working on several projects that will evaluate the psychometric properties and potential utility of measures administered during the early years to both parents and children.

We are looking at standardised measures which were collected during the Enhancing Social and Emotional Wellbeing in the Early Years (E-SEE) randomised trial. These measures are the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC), a measure of a parent’s self efficacy in parenting, and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), a measure of a child’s socioemotional difficulties.

We are also looking at measures which are routinely collected by practitioners during the early years of a child’s life, and are recorded in their health and educational records. These studies will use data from the Born in Bradford cohort and the Born in Bradford’s Better Start (BiBBS) cohort. These include the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) completed by teachers when children are aged five, and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) administered by health visitors to parents of 2-2 ½ year old children.


Sub-theme: Best Start

Currently Underway

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Principal Research Fellow

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