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The EEI measures four basic educational style dimensions as well as the cooperation with the partner and the school on two additional scales. It includes six scales with a total of 54 items: (1) love, (2) severity, (3) independence, (4) religiosity, (5) cooperation with partner, (6) cooperation with school. Reliability: Cronbach's alpha of the subscales varies between alpha = .71 and .93. Validity: The factorial structure was confirmed at the standardization sample (N = 4 296). In addition, the relationships with gender, number of children and educational level were found to be in line with expectations. Fathers tend to adopt a less warm and more austere parenting style. In families with many children, the emphasis is on education for personal responsibility and independence. In families with higher educational levels, cooperation with the partner is most successful. At the same time, upbringing is characterised by values such as independence and personal responsibility, while at the same time being less strict. Norms: Gender-specific norms exist for four age groups.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: EEI. Eltern-Erziehungsstil-Inventar. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9006582
Satow, L. (2013). EEI. Eltern-Erziehungsstil-Inventar [Verfahrensdokumentation, Autorenbeschreibung mit Test- und Skalendokumentation, Fragebogen und Beispielprofile]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name EEI
English Name Parenting Styles Inventory
Authors Satow, L.
Published in Test archive 2013
Copyright/Licence Copyright Author; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Parents, Counseling, Parent Child Relations, Childrearing Practices, Childrearing Attitudes, Praise, Punishment
Language versions deu
Application age aged 16 and over
Item number 54 items
Subscales (1) Love, (2) Rigour, (3) Independence, (4) Religiousness, (5) Cooperation with partner, (6) Cooperation with school
Application Time 15-20 min.
Interpretation time approx. 10 min (by hand), > 1 min (with Excell help)
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .71-.93.
Validity Findings on the factorial structure; expected correlations with gender, number of children and educational level.
Norms N = 4 296; Gender and age-specific norms
Applications Educational counselling
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
Satow, L. (2013). Eltern-Erziehungsstil-Inventar (EEI): Test- und Skalendokumentation. Markdorf: Psychomeda.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Dr. Lars Satow, Product Management, SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG, Hasso-Plattner-Ring 7, D-69190 Walldorf