EducationFamily ServicesRelationshipsSupport ServicesToolsYouthPositive Relationship with Parents Scale for Teenagers

Author(s): Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation

Collection Method: Self-report survey completed by young person

Scoring Method: Uses a scale with the following ratings with the answer options: None of the time=0; A little of the time=1; Some of the time=2; Most of the time=3; All of the time=4. Ratings can be summed up or averaged to evaluate the quality of relationship. The higher the score, the better the relationship

Number of questions: 6

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • Measures the quality of relationship between young person and their parent(s)
  • Tool has excellent reliability and concurrent validity and it is associated with better grades and lower likelihood of behavioural issues such as substance misuse, fighting and depression
  • Suitable for use by services who work with youth, such as counselling, case management, drugs and alcohol programs, family therapy etc.

This tool was created by Child Trends, funded by Templeton Foundation, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.