Danioni, F., & Barni, D.
Using the Portrait Values Questionnaire to assess children’s perceptions of parental socialization values
The Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ; Schwartz et al., 2001), originally developed to assess one’s own personal values according to Schwartz’s (1992) theory of human values, has also been used in research to measure children’s perceptions of their parents’ socialization values, namely the values children perceive their parents want them to endorse (e.g., Barni, 2009; Knafo & Schwartz, 2003). The factor structure of this revised version of the scale, which we called Portrait Socialization Values Questionnaire-Children’s Perceptions (PSVQ-CP), was analyzed in an Italian sample of 789 adolescents (54.5% female; age: M = 15.30, SD = 1.26), who were asked to fill in the PSVQ-CP referring to their mothers’ and fathers’ socialization values. Results showed that the PSVQ-CP factor structure was similar, but not completely identical, to the original PVQ factor structure, and it was partially invariant across adolescent and parent gender. Implications for assessment of socialization values and future research are discussed.
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 2018, Vol. 25, pp. 447-467, DOI: 10.4473/TPM25.3.8