S4PAKNOW: S4 PMonit: Parental Knowledge
Parental knowledge; Mean of 5 items. MEASURE: Parental Monitoring The Parental Monitoring inventory (Steinberg, Dornbusch, & Darling, 1992) was adapted for this study to assess parenting practices related to supervision of the adolescent (i.e. study participant). Preliminary questions establish the presence of a single individual (X) who is primarily responsible for the youth. The respondent's answers to several items about their current living situation, specifically whether they live with the identified caretaker, establishes the skip pattern followed in the parental monitoring items. The scale is composed of 9 items. Five items assess parental knowledge (e.g. How much does X know about how you spend your free time) and are answered on a 4-point likert scale ranging from "doesn't know at all to "knows everything". Even if a youth does not live with the person identified as their primary caretaker, they are asked these questions. If the youth lives with the primary caretaker, four additional items are asked to assess parental monitoring of the youth's behavior (e.g. How often do you have a set time to be home on weekend nights?). These are answered on a 4-point likert scale which ranges from "never" to "always". (1) Doesn't know at all (2) Knows a little bit (3) Knows a lot (4) Knows everything Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu).
|1.00||Doesn't know at all||24||1.8%|
|2.00||Knows a little bit||70||5.2%|
|3.00||Knows a lot||84||6.2%|
|-300.00||Too few answers for computation||2||0.1%|
|-201.00||IntCompStat = 4 missed interview||123||9.1%|
|-100.00||Did not skip into Parental Monitoring section||673||49.7%|
Based upon 556 valid cases out of 1,354 total cases.
Location: 1539-1545 (width: 7; decimal: 2)
Variable Type: numeric
(Range of) Missing Values: -300.00 , -202.00 , -201.00 , -100.00 , -9.00 , -8.00
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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