Parental Stress Scale (PSS)

CPP Cohort 4

The Parental Stress Scale (PSS) is a self-report questionnaire completed by caregivers to assess levels of parental stress.  In general, higher scores are usually indicative of more stress.  Statistical analyses are presented below.

Descriptive Statistics: Pre- and post-treatment assessment measure means, standard deviations, and standard errors for the PSS overall score are listed in the table below, as well as the range of possible scores.

PSS: Descriptive Statistics

Repeated Measures Analyses: Paired samples t-tests were conducted to examine pre-post group mean differences for the PSS overall score.  Analyses showed did not show statistically significant change for the PSS overall score.

PSS: Paired Sample T-Test

PSS: Pre-Post Mean Scores

Individual Clinically Significant Change: Individual clinically significant change was not able to be determined for the PSS overall score because there are no clinical cutoff scores to analyze this data.  Higher scores indicate higher levels of parental stress.


Berry, J. O. & Jones, W. H. (1995). The Parental Stress Scale: Initial psychometric evidence. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 12, 463-472

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