Nowadays, when screen use is widespread among children and adolescents, mothers and fathers need more accurate information to understand their children's behaviors, support them and increase their functionality. Because of the limitations of measurement tools, there are limited number of studies examining parents' approaches to screen use in the Turkish sample. In this study, it is aimed to adapt the scale developed by Van den Bulk and Van den Bergh (2000) to our culture, and to conduct validity and reliability studies. The study consists of two stages. The sample of the first study consisted of 443 secondary school, high school and university students. While 284 (64.1%) of the sample were female and 157 (35.4%) were male, 2 (0.5%) participants did not specify their gender. The mean age of the sample was 17.59 (SD=3.07). The sample of the second study consists of 1122 secondary school, high school and university students. This sample includes 630 (56.1%) women and 492 (43.9%) participants. The mean age of the sample was 16.22 (SD=3.02). Demographic Information Form, Parenting Approaches to Screen Usage Scale, Parent and Adolescent Relationship Inventory (ParQ) and Psychological Control Scale were used for data collection. Exploratory factor analyzes, correlation analyzes and confirmatory factor analyzes were performed in order to determine the factor structure of the Scale of Mother and Fatherhood Approaches to Screen Use. As a result of the analysis, it was found that the 19-item mother form of the scale included a 4-factor structure and explained 54.42% of the total variance. It was revealed that the 20-item father form also contained a 4-factor structure and explained 66.83% of the total variance. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient was found to be .85 for the mother form and .90 for the father form. To result, it has been shown that the Scale of Mother and Fatherhood Approaches to Screen Use has valid psychometric properties for the sample of our country. Moreover, it was revealed that there are significant relationships between parenting approaches and both parental coalition and perceived psychological control from mother and father.
Keywords: Parenting approaches, screen use, validity, reliability, psychological control.