Foster Parent Experiences Measure


Scale name: Foster Parent Experiences Measure

 Scale overview

This set of questions uses different ratings for different items.

 Author(s) Denby, Ramona, Rindfleisch, Nolan, & Bean, Gerald. (1999).


The items assess different experiences of foster parents.


Response Type Likert-type scales with different ranges.

 Sample item

From the Training Effect variable: “ I felt competent to handle the types of children placed in my home.” See the PsycTESTS references for more sample items.


Reliability & Validity

Not included in the PsycTESTS entry.


According to Science Direct, “Reprint requests should be addressed to Dr. Ramona Denby, University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Social Work, 4505 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154”

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SCOPES domain = Social/relationships


Denby, Ramona, Rindfleisch, Nolan, & Bean, Gerald. (1999). Predictors of foster parents' satisfaction and intent to continue to foster. Child Abuse & Neglect, 23(3), 287-303. doi: 10.1016/S0145-2134(98)00126-4

Denby, R., Rindfleisch, N., & Bean, G. (1999). Foster Parent Experiences Measure [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi:

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