Psychometric Properties and Cut-Off Points of Persian Version of PPRI 12-Items among Older Veterans in Iran

Published: 31 May 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mhjyy5xv4z.1
Abdolrahim Asadollahi, PhD, MSC., GGCP


Background: Aging and retirement are a passaging to a new course of life for veterans. Population aging has made significant changes in the composition of families and it affects the health of the family members. The role of army grandparents in relationships with their adult children is important in providing for their living needs and the need for research into grandparent-adult children interactions during retirement. There was no Iranian version of an instrument to measure this interaction. Therefore, the study was aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Perceived Parenting Roles Inventory (PPRI-2019). Methods. The process of translating was conducted based on WHO’s guidance of instruments translation and adaptation. A total of 251 grandparents were randomly selected from Iranian Veterans Association. The PPRI and demographic questionnaire were used to gather data at the end of 2019. The scale structure was evaluated by using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Internal consistency was assessed by Cronbach’s alpha and the optimal cut-off points were obtained by calculating the area under the curve (ROC). Data were analyzed using IBM-SPSS version 26 and AMOS version 24 Results: The construct validity of PPRI based on CFA showed that the two subscales explained a total of 73.017 % of the variance. The PPRI scale demonstrated excellent reliability and the Cronbach’s alpha obtained 0.792 for the entire scale (p< 0.000). The optimal cut-off point of PPRI was 19.50, with a sensitivity of 100%, a 1-specificity of 0.127. Conclusions: Based on the results, the Persian version of PPRI is a valid and reliable tool that can be utilized by other researchers to measure perceived parenting roles. But further investigations are suggested.



Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Military Education, Parenting, Retirement, Veterans Health, Veterans Mental Health, Parenthood, Fatherhood, Aging Male