Child-Care Satisfaction

Child-Care Satisfaction is a measure of a mother's satisfaction with child-care arrangements, covering caregiver communication, dependability, attentiveness, and cost.


High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

Caregiver Communication

1. The caregiver responsiveness to your suggestions about your child.
2. The feedback provided by the caregiver about your child's day.
3. The caregiver's disciplinary style.
4. The relationship between you and your child's caregiver.
5. Your caregiver's attitude toward parental visitation.
6. The way your caregiver deals with meals snacks.

Caregiver Dependability

7. The attitude of your caregiver toward flexibility of drop-off and pick-up times.
8. The caregiver's dependability.
9. The relationship between your child and the caregiver.
10. Your caregiver's policy about taking care of your sick child.

Caregiver Attentiveness

11. The number of other children cared for at the same time.
12. The amount of direct attentionsupervision given to your child.
13. Physical facilities or space in which your child stays (i.e., cleanliness, safety, adequate size, and appropriate toys).

Caregiver Cost

14. The location of caregiver and amount of time spent in commuting.
15. The fees charged.

Response Options:
A 5-point Likert scale with responses ranging from 1 (extremely dissatisfied), to 5 (extremely satisfied)

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Buffardi, L. C., & Erdwins, C. J. (1997). Child-care satisfaction: Linkages to work attitudes, interrole conflict, and maternal separation anxiety. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2(1), 84-96. https://doi.org/10.1037//1076-8998.2.1.84

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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