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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
4095.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - Board 5

Abstract #106095

Psychometric properties of a culturally adapted measure of parenting processes: An evaluation of the Dare to be You program among American Indian parents in the Southwest

Lisa Marr-Lyon, MEd, PhD, Lora Church, BS, and Sally Davis, PhD. Department of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 2703 Frontier St. MSC 11-6145, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, 505-272-4462, lmlyons@salud.unm.edu

Recently, an authoritative parenting typology has served as the conceptual foundation for prevention programs within the field of public health. Assessing applications of the tenets of this typology among a culturally diverse group can be a difficult task. This reality, coupled with evaluation being a necessary aspect of prevention programs, lends credence to the importance of psychometric testing within the field of public health. Thus, an important feature of the evaluation process is to use valid and reliable measures.

Researchers from the University of New Mexico Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention have adapted the Dare to Be You parenting program for use with American Indian communities in the Southwest. Using principal axis factor analysis with Varimax rotation three factors with Eigenvalues greater than one were retained. Internal consistency reliabilities were satisfactory with alphas ranging from .65 to .80.

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Keywords: Evaluation, Assessments

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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