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The Parent-Child Relationship Inventory (PCRI) is a 78-item self-report instrument designed to measure mothers' and fathers' perceptions of their relationship with an individual child and their attitudes about being parents. Responses are made on a 4-point Likert scale, with high scores indicating parenting behaviors that could advantageously contribute to this relationship and low scores suggesting difficulties. Five scales assess interpersonal dimensions of the individual parent-child dyad. These include Satisfaction with Parenting (SAT), Involvement (INV), Communication (COM), Limit Setting (LIM), and Autonomy (AUT). The Parental Support (SUP) and Role Orientation (ROL) scales measure parental characteristics that may influence interactions with a child. Each of these scales yields a separate score. Evaluation of the validity of parents' responses is facilitated by the inclusion of a Social ...

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