Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2)

Measure DescriptionSource of measure Bavolek, S. J., & Keene, R. G. (1999).Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory-AAPI-2: Administration and development handbook.
Park City, UT: Family Development Resources, Inc.
Mode of administration Parent report
Age range for useTeen-adult
Domains AssessedAssesses the parenting and childrearing attitudes of adolescents; Measures 4 subscales including: Inappropriate Parental Expectations of the Child, Lack of Empathy Towards Children's Needs, Parental Value of Physical Punishment, and Parent-Child Role Reversal.
Related Measures
BurdenTraining needed to administerMinimal staff training required for this self-report measure. Staff need to be familiar with all items before administering to a participant.
Minutes to complete 15
# of items 40
Cost $2.50 per use for online administration
Adaptation for AIAN useAdaptedNo
Developer allows adaptation?No
Used with AIAN populations?Yes
AIAN: Cronbach's alpha rangeRange from 0.70-0.82 across scales (reported by Johns Hopkins University Center for American Indian Health and/or Michigan State University)
AIAN: Evidence of validityNot yet available
Other populations: Cronbach's alpha rangeCronbach's alpha for the full scale was .85 (Conners, Whiteside-Mansell,
Deere, Ledet, Edwards, 2006).
Other populations: Evidence of validityThe AAPI-2 demonstrates convergent validity with the HOME, the Parental Discipline Methods Interview, a parenting style measure from Greenberger and Goldberg (1989), and the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (Conners, Whiteside-Mansell,
Deere, Ledet, Edwards, 2006).
SourceDeveloper Bavolek and Keene, 1999
SummaryComments about sensitivity to changeThis measure has been shown to be sensitive to change brought about by participation in other home visiting programs and group parenting intervention programs.
General remarksOriented towards parental abusive and harsh behavior; did not seem that sensitive or useful in our populations; Not that widely utilized overall (JHU). In the MSU study, it was useful for helping programs understand the orientation of parents in the program. Also, has been effectively used (and been sensitive to change) by MSU researchers in other projects with other populations (including Home Visiting interventions).