CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF PERCEIVED PARENTING SCALE FOR ADOLESCENTS
Present study was carried out to develop perceived parenting scale for adolescents in Urdu language and establish its psychometric properties. An initial item pool of 254 items was produced with the help of Skinner, Johnson and Snyder (2005) motivational model of parenting, review of literature and six focus group discussions with target population. In expert evaluation, 4 items were eradicated and 250 items including six subscales warmth, rejection, structure, chaos, autonomy support and coercion was administered in test re-test manner on 300 adolescents. Items with low correlation than .40 were removed. Resulting from this inspection, total 150 items remained for further use. Furthermore, 150 items scale was administered on 1200 adolescents. The exploratory factor analysis (EFA) identified six factor solutions after varimax rotation with 38 items, afterward confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) removed 17 items with a good model fit. Reliability analysis was further implied to scrutinize data. A 21 items scale to gauge perceived parenting of adolescents in Urdu language is competently established with six sub-scales.