Convergent Validity and Reliability of the Hebrew version of the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire (PSDQ) in Hebrew-Speaking Israeli-Arab Families


  • Yosi Yaffe


The study examined the convergent validity and reliability of the Hebrew-translated 32 items of the Parenting Styles and Dimension Questionnaire (PSDQ) among Israeli-Arab families, who speak Hebrew as their second language. 187 adolescents (116 boys; 64 girls; 7 participants did not report their sex) and one of their parents (106 fathers; 81 mothers) completed the PAQ and the PSDQ (respectively). Subject to two exceptions (alphas below .60), the instrument’s scales exhibited an acceptable internal consistency (.64 ≤ α ≤ .89) and good convergence with the PAQ scales (with mid- to large-size correlations). Taken together, the findings suggest that the PSDQ in its Hebrew version could be acceptable for assessing parenting styles among literate Hebrew-speaking populations. The limitations and implications concerning this conclusion are discussed, along with some cultural aspects.