Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL)

The Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) is a self-reporting instrument that was created at Oregon State University to measure parenting education programs. The instrument is designed to be taken at the end of a program and asks parents to rate their current and previous knowledge and practices. The PSL is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Content

Topics

Knowledge of Parenting and Child and Youth Development; Parenting Skills Outcomes; Social/Emotional Competence of Children

Ages
Birth-8 years
Languages
English
Spanish
Arabic

Administration information

Length
Not specified
Administration
Self-report

Access and Use

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Swartz, Lynne, John Seeley, Mika Singer, and Susan Schroeder. 2016. “Results from a Randomized Control Trial of a Parenting Intervention for Highly Stressed Families: Make Parenting A Pleasure.” Parenting Now!, Oregon Research Institute.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Pratt, C., Katzev, A., Bowman, S., Rennekamp, d., & Sektnan, M. Parenting Skills Ladder, Revised, Second Edition. Oregon State University: Extension Family and Community Health.