Parenting Satisfaction Scale
Overview: Identify troubled parent-child relationships
Age Range: Validated on parents of elementary children; clinically
Administration: 30 minutes
Norms: Non-normalized standardized T scores and percentiles
Publication Date: 1994
Identify troubled parent-child relationships with this 45-item standardized assessment of parents' attitudes toward parenting. Scores derived from the Parenting Satisfaction Scale (PSS) allow a clinician or researcher to define, compare, and communicate levels of parenting satisfaction in three domains: Satisfaction with the Spouse/Ex-Spouse Parenting Performance, Satisfaction with the Parent-Child Relationship, and Satisfaction with Parenting Performance. PSS can also be useful in making child custody decisions and conducting family therapy.