Centre of Expertise Urban Education

Vignettes to measure social interactions among nonparental adults and parents in the neighbourhood: A validation study

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In this study the Vignettes Parenting Interactions in the Neighbourhood (V-PIN) was validated. These vignettes can be used to gain insight into and reflect on interactions in the neighbourhood between parents and nonparental adults. A correlational design (N = 134) was used to assess the reliability (i.e. internal consistency, test-retest), convergent and discriminant validity and relations with background variables of the V-PIN. Reliability (both internal consistency and test-retest) proved good. Positive, significant correlations provided evidence for convergent validity. The measure did not correlate with non-related constructs or background characteristics, which was an indication for discriminant validity. The newly developed measure seems useful to explore the perspectives of nonparental adults in parent-child interactions in neighbourhoods with a wide group of stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds and can (complemented with visualisations), be used to stimulate supportive interactions and inclusion in social work practices and the community.

Reference Rumping, S., Fukkink, R. G., & Boendermaker, L. (2022). Vignettes to measure social interactions among nonparental adults and parents in the neighbourhood: A validation study. Journal of Social Inclusion, 13(1), 20-38. https://josi.org.au/articles/abstract/245/
1 January 2022