Development and Factor Validation of the Motives towards Parenthood Scale

  • Marisa Matias Universidade do Porto; Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciencias da Educacao
  • Anne Marie Fontaine Universidade do Porto; Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciencias da Educacao

Abstract

To have a child is considered to be a decision influenced by several factors. This paper describes the process of development and validation of an instrument in Portuguese language to analyze the motives underlying this decision. The Motives toward Parenthood Scale was developed using a revision of previous studies and instruments. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were performed using different samples. The final scale is composed of 30 items and 4 factors: Emotional Enrichment, Social Recognition, Lifestyle Interference and Anticipation of Problems in the development of the child. All subscales showed good internal consistency and good factorial stability. This instrument is expected to allow for a more comprehensive analysis of the decision to have a child.

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Published
2013-04-01
How to Cite
Matias, M., & Fontaine, A. (2013). Development and Factor Validation of the Motives towards Parenthood Scale. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 23(54), 9-20. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272354201303
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