Parental Authority Questionnaire

Parental Authority Questionnaire  (John R. Buri, English)

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To assess the authoritative parenting style Parean authority questionnaire by Buri (1991) was administered on the participants in the present study. It is a 30 items self-report questionnaire design to calculate the parenting style employed by parents. Prior permission to use the questionnaire in this study was obtained from Buri. The scale comprises six distinct subscales for each participant; mother’s permissive style, mother’s authoritarian style. mother’s authoritative style, father’s permissive style. father‘s authoritarian style, and father‘s authoritative style.

Parental Authority Questionnaire
Parental Authority Questionnaire

By Adding score on items 1, 6, 10, 13, 14, I7, 19, 21, 24. 28 permissive style would be obtained. For Authoritarian style items 2, 3, 7, 9, 12, 16, 18, 25, 26, 29 added and for Authoritative style item numbers 4, 5, 8. 11, 15, 20, 22, 23. 27. 30 was used.

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Individuals are asked to rate the frequency of their subjective experiences about their parents while rearing them on a five-point Likert scale ranging from “strongly disagree” to strongly agree”. According to the author, the following internal consistencies are reported with Cronbach alpha of .7 8 for mother’s authoritative style, .86 for mother’s authoritarian style .8I for mother’s permissive style .92 for father’s authoritative style; .85 for father‘s authoritarian style, and .77 for father’s permissive style. The authoritative parenting questions were extracted from the scale for present research and the scale yielded reliability with Cronbach alpha of.715 which is acceptable.

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1 year ago

Hi, is paternal authority questionnaire requires permission to use

Christopher John B. Barcesa
Christopher John B. Barcesa
1 year ago

September 12, 2022

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am an undergraduate student from the University of Northern Philippines writing my thesis titled Maternal Parenting Styles and Experiences of Young Adults: A Sequential Explanatory Study, under the supervision of my research adviser Kristina Camille M. Pacris, RPsy, MS Psych

I would like your permission to use the Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) survey/questionnaire instrument in my research study. I would like to use and print your survey under the following conditions:
·      I will use the surveys only for my research study and will not sell or use it with any compensated or curriculum development activities.
·      I will include the copyright statement on all copies of the instrument.
·      I will send a copy of my completed research study to your attention upon completion of the study.
If these are acceptable terms and conditions, please indicate so by replying to me through e-mail: [email protected]


Christopher John B. Barcesa

8 months ago

Good evening,I did leave a message in the coumminity,but no one reply me.I would like to ask how to get the permission to use this questionnaire. It’s very urgent for me to go on my dissertation.Please contact me! thank you so much!

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