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Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents

Examines the central issues and behaviors
that parents face when interacting
with their adolescent children.


Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents™ (SIPA™)
Peter L. Sheras, PhD and Richard R. Abidin, EdD
Professional Manual by Peter L. Sheras, PhD, Richard R. Abidin, EdD, and Timothy R. Konold, PhD
Purpose:Identify stressful areas in parent-adolescent interactions in parents of adolescents ages 11-19 years
Age range:11 to 19 years
Admin:Individual
Admin time:20 minutes to administer; 10 minutes to score
Scoring time:15 minutes
Qualification level:B
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The SIPA is a screening and diagnostic instrument that identifies areas of stress in parent-adolescent interactions, allowing examination of the relationship of parenting stress to adolescent characteristics, parent characteristics, the quality of the adolescent-parent interactions, and stressful life circumstances.

  • Areas of parent-focused inspection include life restrictions, relationship with spouse/partner, social alienation, and incompetence/guilt.
  • Areas of adolescent-focused inspection include moodiness/emotional lability, social isolation/withdrawal, delinquency/antisocial, and failure to achieve or persevere.
  • Useful for family counseling, forensic evaluations for adolescent custody, identification of dysfunctional parent-adolescent systems, prevention programs designed to reduce parental stress, and intervention and treatment planning in high stress areas.
  • This upward age extension of the third edition of the PSI™ contains 112 items and is written at a 5th-grade reading level.
  • Normative data were derived from 778 parents of adolescents from the general population and a clinical sample of 159 parents of adolescents who had received a DSM-IV™ diagnosis.
  • Internal consistency coefficients range from .80 to .90.
  • Test-retest reliability coefficients for the subscales range from .74 to .91.

Kits
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-4042-KTSIPA Introductory Kit
includes SIPA Professional Manual, 25 Reusable Item Booklets, and 25 Hand-Scorable Answer Sheet/Profile Forms
$154.00
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-10299-EMSIPA e-Manual
e-Manuals are not returnable. Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
$52.00
WW-4043-TMSIPA Professional Manual$52.00
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList price
WW-4044-TBSIPA Reusable Item Booklets (pkg/25)$54.00
WW-4045-ASSIPA Hand-Scorable Answer Sheet/Profile Forms (pkg/25)$56.00
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Early Childhood Parenting Skills (ECPS)
Parenting Stress Index™, 3rd Edition (PSI™-3)
Parenting Alliance Measure™ (PAM™)


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