The method allows to find out a complete and differentiated picture of parent-child relationships from the perspective of adolescents.
The test instruction
The text of the questionnaire in writing is preceded by the following statement: “This questionnaire contains a description of the various characteristics of the behavior of Your parents. Each statement is numbered. The same number is on the form for responses.
We ask you to evaluate how the behavior of Your parents conform with the descriptions. This reply is to put on the form for answers next to the numbers question, the corresponding score.
1 – if this behavior is not encountered Your father (mother) never ;
2 – if such behavior occurs in Your father’s (mother’s) rarely ;
3 – if such behavior occurs in Your father’s (mother’s) sometimes ;
4 – if such behavior occurs in Your father’s (mother’s) often ;
5 – if such behavior occurs in Your father’s (mother’s) always .
In questions Nos. 109-116 need to finish the phrase to form a special place.
We ask You to rate these statements first to the mother, and then, in another form, in relation to the father.”
Required observations :
When the group conducting the questionnaire scores of the responses and words of explanation (1 – never, …. 5 – always better to write on the Board.
For group conduct questionnaire psychologist says teenagers that those who do not live with any parent . can not fill in a questionnaire.
Psychologist need to pay attention to the teenager that the issues 109 – 116 not relate to his personal preferences (“I like to ride my Bicycle”) and its relations with the parent (“I like it when she…”, “I like that it has character,” etc.)
Sometimes teenagers is grammatically difficult to choose the answer. “If, “I don’t want to change our relationship” and I agree, it is “always” or “never”?” We can suggest the following method of selecting a correct answer: substitute the whole question of the phrase “it happens always, never, sometimes…” With this formulation of the question easier to understand the grammatical logic of what was happening.
Filling of the questionnaire on two parents average takes about 45-50 minutes. For younger adolescents time is slightly increased. In the presence of a time limit (e.g. during school lesson) it is advisable to steer Teens in filling time: “to not rush to the end of the lesson now need to fill in about the fourth column of”, “in time of need now proceed to the second form”.
Some of the questions is vague (e.g., “responds differently to the same event”). Occasionally teenagers are asked to comment on a question (” for Example . did you bring from the school of “two”. If she’s in a good mood, they will say “Nothing happens”, but if in a bad – will swear. The event is the same, but it behaves differently”). Before carrying out methods of the psychologist is to review the questions and think of possible examples-explanations.
The test material
Friendly(a) and friendly(and) with me.
Understands what I’m in the mood.
If he or she has a bad mood, mine spoils.
Helps me if I ask him.
When a dispute leads me to agree with him (her) arguments.
Picks a quarrel over trifles.
Respects my opinion.
Instructs me responsible of the case.
Knows about my interests and Hobbies.
Checks, as I finished my order.
I have to get permission for any of his acts.
Thanks me for the help.
Reacts to the same events in different ways, depending on mood.
Doubts about the correctness of their actions and decisions.
Finds time for me, if I need it.
Treats me like I’m older or younger than they actually are.
Resents husband/wife, even if the problem is already resolved.
I like our relationship.
I’m sure that he loves me.
Guess my desires.
If he is upset about something, I feel like it’s happening to me.
We have common cause and interests.
Not listening to my opinion in disputes.
Gets angry and yells.
Allows me to decide how to spend their free time.
Believes that I have to fulfill all his / her requirements.
Knows my friends.
Checks my school diary.
Requires my obedience in all things.
Knows how to show his gratitude.
Behaves differently in similar situations.
Replaced their point of view, if I insist on it.
Listens to my requests and wishes.
Behaves as if never understands me.
Plans, independent of the plans of husband/wife.
I don’t want to change our relationship.
I like him (her) (Oh), which one(s) is.
Can cheer me up when I’m sad.
My attitude depends on how he treats him.
Listens to my wishes and suggestions when we do things together.
When discussing imposes a ready-made solution.
Involved in our conflict other family members.
Passes me responsible for what I do.
Requires more than I’m able to do.
Knows where I spend my free time.
Closely monitoring my progress and setbacks.
Interrupts me mid-sentence.
Draws attention to my good deeds.
It is hard to determine in advance, in response to some action.
Long delays the decision, providing events take their course.
Takes care that I had everything I needed.
I don’t understand his words and actions.
Quarrels with the husband/wife over small things.
When I grow up, I would like to have the same relationship with their child.
Interested in what I care about.
Able to support me in difficult times.
At home I behave differently, depending on his (her) mood.
You can contact him / her for help.
Consider my opinion in family decisions
When resolving conflict always tries to be the winner.
If I earn money, let me dispose of them.
Reminds me of my duties.
Knows what I spend my money.
Evaluates my actions as “bad” and “good”.
Requires a report on where I was and what I was doing.
Punishing may use force.
His (her) requirements contradict each other.
Prefers that important decisions were taken by someone else.
Buys me things that I ask.
Ascribes to me those feelings and thoughts, I don’t have.
Cares about the husband/wife.
I am proud of what our relationship is.
I am pleased to see me.
Sympathize with me.
We are experiencing similar feelings.
It is important for me his (her) opinion on a specific issue.
Agrees with me, not only in words but also in deeds.
When resolving conflict is trying to find a solution that would suit both.
Supports my desire to make a decision.
Teaches me how to behave.
Knows what time I come home.
Wants to know where I was and what I was doing.
Rejects my proposals without explanation.
Believes that good things in sight, and the misconduct should be paid attention to.
His (its) it is easy to convince.
Talking to someone about how best to proceed in a given situation.
Willing to answer my questions.
Misunderstand my reasons for my actions.
Comes to the aid of husband/wife, even if it requires sacrifice.