Factor Structure and Reliability of the Advantages of Children Scale with Latino and Caucasian Male Emerging Adults
Marriage & Family Review
Based on the value of children theory, the purpose of this study was to develop and establish the factor structure and internal consistency reliability of the Advantages of Children Scale (ACS), a self-report measure of a modification of Hoffman and Hoffman’s value scheme of the psychological needs children meet for their parents. Data were collected from 685 emerging adult men identifying as Latino or Caucasian who were not parents. Results of the confirmatory factor analysis found a good fit for the six hypothesized subscales on the ACS: connectedness, expansion of self, family heritage, adult status and social identity, development of self, and family maintenance. We discuss potential applications of the measure in research and practice.
Connectedness, emerging adults, family maintenance, Latino, parenting, scale, self, social identity, validity, value of children
Henry, Carolyn S.; Spencer, Todd A.; Liu, Chao; and Plunkett, Scott W., "Factor Structure and Reliability of the Advantages of Children Scale with Latino and Caucasian Male Emerging Adults" (2020). Psychology Faculty Publications. 230.