Schneider E, Rosenblum S. Development, reliability, and validity of the My Child's Play (MCP) questionnaire. Am J Occup Ther. 2014 May-Jun;68(3):277-85. PMID: 24797191.
Am J Occup Ther. 2014 May-Jun;68(3):277-85. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2014.009159.
Development, reliability, and validity of the My Child's Play (MCP) questionnaire.
Schneider E(1), Rosenblum S(2).
OBJECTIVE: This article describes the development, reliability, and validity of My Child's Play (MCP), a parent questionnaire designed to evaluate the play of children ages 3-9 yr.
METHOD: The first phase of the study determined the questionnaire's content and face validity. Subsequently, the internal reliability consistency and construct and concurrent validity were demonstrated using 334 completed questionnaires.
RESULTS: The MCP showed good internal consistency (α = .86). The factor analysis revealed four distinct factors with acceptable levels of internal reliability (Cronbach's αs = .63-.81) and gender- and age-related differences in play characteristics; both findings attest to the tool's construct validity. Significant correlations (r = .33, p < .0001) with the Parent as a Teacher Inventory demonstrate the MCP's concurrent validity.
CONCLUSION: The MCP demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity. It appears to be a promising standardized assessment tool for use in research and practice to promote understanding of a child's play.
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