Microanalytic coding versus global rating of maternal parenting behaviour

Morawska, Alina and Basha, Allison and Adamson, Michelle and Winter, Leanne (2015) Microanalytic coding versus global rating of maternal parenting behaviour. Early Child Development and Care, 185 (3). pp. 448-463. ISSN 0300-4430

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This study examined the relationship between microanalytic coding and global rating systems when coding maternal parenting behaviour in two contexts. Observational data from 55 mother-child interactions with 2-4 year old children, in either a mealtime (clinic; N=20 or control; N=20), or a playtime context (community; N=15), was coded via both microanalytic and global systems. Results from the microanalytic coding and global rating demonstrated similar results, with both scales showing adequate psychometric properties. No difference was found in the sensitivity of the two systems in the control sample, however the global method demonstrated more sensitivity in measuring behaviour in the playtime context. This finding may indicate that global ratings are more sensitive in a population with high base rates of positivity or in a playtime context. This study highlights the incongruence of different measurement methods and emphasises the importance of considering coding methodology for different types of populations.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 06:09
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 01:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: parenting; observational coding; global ratings; coding systems; self-report
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010401 Applied Statistics
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2014.932279
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25960

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