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BASC-3 Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (BASC-3 PRQ)

Randy W. Kamphaus, PhD, Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD

Capture a parent's perspective on the parent-child relationship

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Age range: 2 years to 18 years 11 months

Qualification level: B

Year: 2015

Administration time: 10-15 minutes

Administration type:

Developed by the authors of the BASC-3, the Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ) is designed to capture a parent's perspective on the parent-child relationship. The PRQ has two forms:

  • Preschool (ages 2-5)
  • Child and adolescent (ages 6-18)

which can be completed in 10-15 minutes by the mother, father or other primary caregiver.

Features of the PRQ

  • Multiple dimensions that are relevant to the development of strong and healthy parent-child relationships
  • Normative samples for both female and male raters
  • Items written at a Year 3 reading level
  • Validity indexes that can be used to detect careless or exaggerated responding
  • Administer in paper-pencil format or online through Q-global. Hand scoreable worksheets available, or score online through Q-global
  • Online scoring through Q-global provides Interpretive, Multi-Rater, and Progress Report options

Uses of the PRQ

The PRQ was designed to provide information that is useful across a variety of settings and applications, including:

  • School and psychological evaluations as a complementary tool to other assessments to determine an appropriate intervention plan based on parental involvement.
  • Clinical and pediatric evaluations where parent involvement is key to an effective treatment plan.
  • Family counseling evaluations to assess different parenting relationships, beliefs, and practices among parents or other caregivers.
  • Intervention and treatment programs where parents are involved in the therapy process.

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PRQ Scale Definitions
Scale Definition
Attachment The affective, cognitive, and behavioural relationship between a parent and child that results in feelings of closeness, empathy, and understanding on the part of parent for the child.
Communication The qualify of information exchanged between the parent and child and the parent's listening skills that promote a trusting relationship.
Discipline Practices The tendency of a parent to consistently apply consequences or punishment in response to a child's misbehaviour, along with a corresponding belief that rule establishment and adherence to rules is desirable.
Involvement The extent to which the parent and child participate together in a variety of common activities, along with the parent's knowledge of the child's activities.
Parenting Confidence The comfort, control, and confidence of the parent when actively involved in the parenting process and when making parenting decisions.
Satisfaction With School The parent's belief that the school is doing a good job of meeting the child's educational and emotional needs.
Relational Frustration The parent's level of stress or distress in relating to and controlling the behaviour and effect of the child, along with the tendency to be over reactive and frustrated in common parenting situations.