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Table 7 Targeting and reliability of the Parental Stress and Lack of Parental Satisfaction subscales in the separate behaviour and ordinary samples

From: The Parental Stress Scale revisited: Rasch-based construct validity for Danish parents of children 2–18 years old with and without behavioral problems

  Theta Score
Subscales, Samples and Parent subgroupsa (n) Target Mean TI mean TI max TI Target index RMSE mean RMSE min RMSE target index Target Mean Mean SEM r
Parental Stress subscale
Ordinary sample
 Child age 2–5 years (174) −.95 −.03 1.318 1.465 .900 .865 .826 .955 3.45 4.75 1.14 .74
 Child age 6–10 years (201) −.19 −.50 1.322 1.382 .956 .861 .851 .988 4.63 4.18 1.15 .70
 Child age 11–18 years (196) .07 −.1.25 1.196 1.341 .892 .884 .863 .977 5.02 3.35 1.09 .72
Behavior sample
 Secondary edu or less (148) −.30 .36 1.286 1.556 .826 .892 .802 .899 4.21 5.10 1.13 .71
 Tertiary edu (86) −.58 .86 1.124 1.341 .839 .930 .864 .929 3.50 5.21 1.06 .72
Lack of Parental Satisfaction subscale
 Ordinary sample (571) −.92 −3.91 .430 1.706 .252 1.320 .766 .580 3.08 .69 .60 .55
 Behavior sample (234) .32 −3.14 .518 1.367 .379 1.289 .855 .663 3.85 .92 .65 .71
  1. Notes. TI Test information, RMSE The root mean squared error of the estimated theta score, SEM The standard error of measurement of the observed score, r reliability, Edu Education
  2. aTargeting and reliability is provided for groups defined by DIF variables