The assessment of parenting using the parental bonding instrument: two or three factors?

@article{Murphy1997TheAO,
  title={The assessment of parenting using the parental bonding instrument: two or three factors?},
  author={Elizabeth V. Murphy and Chris Ray Brewin and Linda Silka},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={333-41}
}
BACKGROUND The Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) is a widely used measure of parenting, and is usually used to measure two parenting dimensions, care and over-protection. However, there is disagreement in the research literature about whether the PBI is best used as a two-factor or a three-factor measure. METHOD PBI scores from 583 US and 236 UK students were factor analysed to assess whether a three-factor solution was more satisfactory than a two-factor solution. RESULTS A three-factor… CONTINUE READING