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The Texas Christian University Parental Discipline - Women and Child

User Information



Author/Developer / Address:

D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D., Director
Institute of Behavioral Research
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298740
Fort Worth,
TX 76129(
817) 921-7226. (817) 921-7290 FAX.

Publication dates:


Description / Type of Assessment:

It is a 9-item questionaire.

Primary use / Purpose:

To assess parental discipline practices among women in treatment for substance use disorders with their children.

Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:

Parental discipline practices.


Women in treatment for substance misuse disorders with their children.

Administration / Completion Time:

Less than 5 minutes.

Scoring Procedures:

Scores are obtained by adding scores for the items.

Scoring Time:

Approximately 1 minute.


No user manual and no specific training program are required by personnel qualified. A brief training period of several hours' duration is advisable, although it is not essential for personnel such as drug counsellors.

Source of Psychometrics:

The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu).



Availability / Inquiries:

D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D. See address above. The Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu).


TCU/PMES is not copyrighted and permission to photocopy is granted without special permission. $5.00 per copy of the full set of PMES forms (for printing and mailing). Several TCU data collection instruments are available, without charge, from the Internet web site for the Institute of Behavioral Research at TCU (www.ibr.tcu.edu)

Practicability / usefulness:

Process and Outcome evaluation. To describe client discipline practices and outcomes in residential treatment programs for women substance misusers.


The score obtained for an individual can be compared to the scores obtained by the normative sample. TCU/PMES has not as yet had quite the in-depth psychometric development for establishing test-retest reliability and validity that some other instruments for the same purpose have had. Compared to some of the other instruments, TCU/PMES is not as long and complicated, and the items are relatively simple and easy to understand.


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