Purpose: Identify stressful areas in parent–adolescent interactions in parents of adolescents
Age: 11-19 years
Time: 20 minutes
The Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (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.
The 90-item SIPA covers the following scales:
The SIPA also includes an optional, 22-item Life Stress Scale.
The SIPA is useful for identification of dysfunctional parent-adolescent systems, prevention programs designed to reduce parental stress, intervention and treatment planning, family counselling, and forensic evaluations for adolescent custody.
The SIPA can be administered and scored online via PARiConnect. All PARiConnect purchases made directly through ACER include dedicated local support. Contact our Customer Service Team to set up your account today.