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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2009;15(3):314-324.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4094/jkachn.2009.15.3.314
Test of the Korean Parent as a Teacher (KPAAT) Inventory: Focusing on the Parents of Preschoolers.
Young Hee Kim, Kae Sook Kim, Shin Jeong Kim
1Department of Nursing, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea. yhkim@dongguk.ac.kr
2Department of Nursing, Ansan I College, Ansan, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
PURPOSE: This study was done to test the reliability and validity of the Korean parent as a teacher (KPAAT) inventory for a group of parents of preschoolers. METHODS: For this methodological study with 187 parents were recruited from October to December, 2004 using convenience sampling. Self-report questionnaires measured level of child-rearing attitude. Internal consistency reliability was assessed with Cronbach's alpha coefficients. Construct validity of KPAAT inventory was analyzed using item analyses and factor analysis. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS Program Version 14.0. RESULTS: The Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the KPAAT inventory was 0.881. For item analyses, inter-item correlation coefficients were -0.029~0.781. Corrected item-total correlation coefficients were 0.012-0.737. Item-to-subscale correlation coefficients ranged from 0.509 to 0.817. Subscale-to-total correlation coefficients were 0.965, 0.711, respectively. Orthogonal varimax rotation of the 85 items in 16 areas of the KPAAT inventory, showed two factors, positive parenting attitude and negative parenting attitude. These two factors explained 48.2% of the total variance. CONCLUSION: In the original KPAAT inventory six factors were identified through factor analysis, however, in this study only two factors were extracted. Whereas, internal consistency reliability was within an acceptable range, these results suggest additional studies are needed to improve the validity of the KPAAT inventory.
Key words: Preschooler; Korean parent as a teacher (KPAAT) inventory; Reliability; Validity
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