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Test für Erziehungsverhalten zum "Überbehüten"
The measure captures the severity and manifestations of the problem of "overprotection" in parental parenting behavior. The Overprotection Scale of the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) by Parker et al. (1979) and the Scale D (Beütung) of the Family Diagnostic Test System (FDTS) by Schneewind et al. (1985) served as a basis. The questionnaire consists of 18 items (maternal form) and 16 items (paternal form). Reliability: Cronbach's alpha was alpha = .89 (mothers) and alpha = .92 (fathers). Validity: The procedure has content validity. The items were taken from two validated measurement instruments (PBI, FDTS). The results of the study by Böhm (1993) provide further evidence: Two studied groups were very similar in terms of family background. This concerns, among other things, the parenting behavior of both parents. In the case of the mother's child-rearing behavior, however, there were no significant correlations with eating behavior. However, the more overprotective the father of a test person was, the more she tended to have disturbed eating behavior later on. Parenting behaviors of the mother and father are only slightly related (r = .12, not significant). Due to the father's overprotectiveness and less stressful bonds in childhood and adolescence, the women seem to have coping options at hand, so that they strive for their goal - namely the figure of the TV model - with not so extremely disturbed eating behavior.
Böhm, B. (1999). ÜBER. Test für Erziehungsverhalten zum "Überbehüten" [Verfahrensdokumentation aus PSYNDEX Tests-Nr. 9003950 und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Elektronisches Testarchiv. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name ÜBER
English Name Childrearing Practices Test related to Overprotection
Authors Böhm, B.
Published in Test archive 1999
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Parents, Socialization, Attachment Behavior, Childrearing Attitudes, Childrearing Practices, Parent Child Relations, Nurturance, Permissive Parenting, Mental Health
Language versions deu
Construct Educational Behavior
Application age Adults
Item number 18 items (maternal form); 16 items (paternal form)
Subscales None; parenting behaviour
Application time ca. 10 min.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .89 (mothers), alpha = .92 (fathers).
Validity Information on the content-logical validity. Relationships with eating behaviour.
Norms None; Reference data: Means and standard deviations.
Applications Consulting, Therapy
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Böhm, B. (1993). Familiäre Ursachen von Bulimie. Unveröffentlichte Diplomarbeit, Universität Regensburg.
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Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Birgit Böhm †, Letzte Kontaktadresse: Praxis für Psychotherapie, Hochweg 35, D-93049 Regensburg