National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

S0PARENT: S0 POrient: Youths Parenting Orientation

Youth Parenting Orientation; Mean of six items.

MEASURE: Parental Orientation

The Youths Parenting Orientation scale was adapted for this study from Silverberg and 
Steinberg's (1990) subscale of Adult Role Orientation. The questions are asked only of
youth who report having a child. The scale is used to assess the participant's view of
his/her role as a parent (e.g., "Fathers/Mothers my age should devote most of their time 
and energy to rearing their child/children") and the degree to which this role is pervasive
in his/her life. The inventory is a 6-item scale that asks participants to rank from 1
to 4 (1= Agree Strongly to 4= Disagree Strongly) the degree that each statement corresponds
to their view of parenthood, with higher scores indicating greater parental orientation. 

(Please note that five of the six items are reverse coded resulting in the value labels
in the data being reversed.)

(1) Disagree strongly
(2) Disagree
(3) Agree
(4) Agree strongly

Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu).
            
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1.00 Disagree Strongly 00.0%
1.50 - 10.1%
2.00 Disagree 00.0%
2.17 - 10.1%
2.50 - 30.2%
2.67 - 60.4%
2.83 - 191.4%
3.00 Agree 151.1%
3.17 - 131.0%
3.33 - 201.5%
3.50 - 110.8%
3.67 - 141.0%
3.80 - 10.1%
3.83 - 80.6%
4.00 Agree Strongly 50.4%
Missing Data
-300.00 Too few answers for computation 20.1%
-200.00 Data missing 10.1%
-100.00 Skipped: Subject reported having zero children 1,23391.1%
-8.00 Refuse 10.1%
Total 1,354 100%

Based upon 117 valid cases out of 1,354 total cases.

Location: 2188-2194 (width: 7; decimal: 2)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -300.00 , -200.00 , -100.00 , -9.00 , -8.00

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Research on Pathways to Desistance [Maricopa County, AZ and Philadelphia County, PA]: Subject Measures, 2000-2010.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.