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Exploratory Factor Analysis of Observational Parent-Child Interaction Data

Sally Richmond, Orli Schwartz, Katherine A Johnson, Marc L Seal, Katherine Bray, Camille Deane, Lisa B Sheeber, Nicholas B Allen, Sarah Whittle



The majority of studies using observational coding systems for family interaction data derive scales describing family members' behaviors based on rational/theoretical approaches. This study explored an empirical approach to identifying the component structure of parent-child observational data that incorporated the affective context of the interaction. Dyads of 155 typically developing 8-year-olds and their mothers completed questionnaires and two interaction tasks, one each designed to illicit positive and negative interactions. Behaviors were coded based on a modified version of the Family Interaction Macro-coding System. Multiple factor analysis identified four-component solutions for th..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This study has been funded by a Discovery Project grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC; DP130103551). Sally Richmond and Katherine Bray are supported by Australian Postgraduate Awards. Sarah Whittle is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (ID: 1007716). Marc L. Seal is supported by the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.