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The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire

The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ) is a copyright protected measure of several dimensions of parenting that have proven to be important for understanding the causes of conduct problems and delinquency in youth:  Positive Reinforcement, Parental Involvement, Inconsistent Discipline, Poor Monitoring and Supervision, and Harsh Discipline.     There are several versions of the APQ:  Child Global Report, Parent Global Report, Child Telephone Interview, and Parent Telephone Interview.   Researchers are free to download and use the APQ free of charge in their work.   My only request is that copies of any publications using the APQ are sent to me at pfrick@uno.edu.

 
There is no manual for the APQ. Several studies which describe the development of the APQ, its subscale structure, and initial tests of its validity can be obtained here.


Essau, C.A., Sasagawa, S., & Frick, P.J. (2006).  Psychometric properties of the Alabama Parenting QuestionnaireJournal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 597-616.

Frick, P.J., Christian, R.C. & Wootton, J.M. (1999). Age trends in the association between parenting  practices and conduct problems. Behavior Modification, 23, 106-128.

Shelton, K.K., Frick, P.J., & Wootton, J. (1996). The assessment of parenting  practices in families of elementary school-aged children. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 25, 317-327.

Other examples of how  the APQ has been scored and used in past research and additional evidence in support of its reliability and validity can be obtained from a number of published studies using the scale.  These are summarized in this reference list.  

There have been a number of approved translations of the APQ.  These are summarized in this list of translations.  This list also includes contact information for obtaining the translated versions of the APQ.
 

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Updated 12/02/2014