Background: The Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict Scale is a widely used measure for assessing perceived interparental conflicts and children's subsequent adjustment. Aim: The aims of this study were to prepare the Hungarian adaptation and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Hungarian version of Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict Scale. Method: 143 child-parent pairs participated in this cross-sectional questionnaire study. Children between the ages of 9-12 years (mean of age 10.8 years, SD = 1.05 years, range: 9-12 years) completed the CPIC, anxiety (STAI-C) and depression (CDI) scales, whereas the parent's battery of tests contained the short version of the Marital Stress Scale (MSS). Results: The results of the confirmatory factor analysis did not support the theoretical eight-factor structure of the CPIC (χ2 = 1355.0, DF = 1052, p<.001, CFI = .892, TLI = .884, RMSEA = .048, RMSEA CI90: .040-.055, p = .698). The model fit indices became acceptable after the deletion of three items of the Triangulation subscale: (χ2(917) = 1113.4, p<.001; CFI = .929; TLI = .924; RMSEA = .041, RMSEA CI90: .032-.049, p = .960). The four-factor alternative theoretical model showed significantly worse fit than the eight-factor model (Δχ2 = 66.5, Δdf = 22, p<.001). The internal consistency of the CPIC was acceptable (Cronbach-alpha: .63-.81) except the Triangulation subscale (Cronbach-alpha: .40). Construct validity was supported by the expected association in the case of six subscales with depression, anxiety and the self-reported marital stress. Conclusions: Although the number of participants in the present study was suboptimal, the Hungarian version of the Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict Scale seemed to have adequate psychometric properties. We recommend the introduction of this scale to the Hungarian research and its further investigation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Psychometric evaluation of the Hungarian version of the Children's Perception of Interparental Conflict Scale|
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Mentalhigiene es Pszichoszomatika|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health