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Author: Sydney South West Area Health Service

Collection Method: Self-report survey/questionnaire completed by parents

Scoring Method: Uses 0-3 scale: (0) no, hardly ever; (1) no, not very often; (2) yes, some of the time; (3) yes, most of the time. The higher the score, the higher the level of confidence. Answer option “not applicable” is scored 2

Number of questions: 15

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • Measures parents’ confidence level in looking after children aged 0-12 months
  • Suitable for programs that run activities targeted at parents of young children
  • Has good reliability and validity

The Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of parenting programs to assist in the measurement of parenting confidence of parents of children aged 0-12 months

This tool was created by a group or researchers of Sydney South West Area Health Service and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.