Helicopter parenting instrument: estudos psicométricos iniciais com adultos emergentes

Translated title of the contribution: Helicopter parenting instrument: initial psychometric studies with emerging adults

Daniela Borges, Alda Portugal, Eunice Magalhães, Luciana Sotero, Diogo Lamela, Ana Prioste*

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The present study describes validity and reliability evidence of the Helicopter Parenting Instrument (HPI), in the Portuguese context. This instrument evaluates children's perception of inappropriate parental behaviors according to children's developmental stage (e.g., overprotection, decision-making by the children). A total of 187 emerging adults agreed to participate, aged between 18 and 25, answered a socio-demographic questionnaire, HPI, Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) to assess anxiety and depression; the Family Climate Inventory (ICF) to assess cohesion and conflict, and the Identity Development Dimension Scale (DIDS) to assess identity development. Construct validity evidence was obtained through confirmatory factor analysis, showing an adequate fit to the one-dimensional model, as well as convergent validity evidence was found from the correlations between HPI, BSI, ICF and DIDS. A satisfactory internal consistency value was also found.

Translated title of the contributionHelicopter parenting instrument: initial psychometric studies with emerging adults
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)33-48
Number of pages16
JournalRevista Iberoamericana de diagnóstico y evaluación e avaliação psicológica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Helicopter parenting
  • Psychological symptomatology
  • Family climate
  • Identity development
  • Adults


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