Dimensions of child‐rearing practices: Factor structure of the EMBU

M. W. Ross, J. R. Clayer, R. L. Campbell

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Measurement of the dimensions of parental‐rearing practices was undertaken using an English form of the EMBU inventory, which was administered to 282 non‐clinical subjects. Results indicated that eight of the 14 subscales of the EMBU could be identified on oblique factor analysis, and that six other dimensions were specific to Mother or Father. Results suggest that method of factor extraction plays an important part in number of dimensions of child‐rearing practices identified, and that it may be appropriate to assume that dimensions of parental rearing are correlated rather than independent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-483
Number of pages8
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1983


  • Child‐rearing
  • father
  • mother
  • parents
  • upbringing


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