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NDACAN Measure Details

Knowledge of Infant Development Inventory (KIDI)


The Knowledge of Infant Development Inventory (KIDI) was designed to assess one's knowledge of parental practices, developmental processes, and infant norms of behavior. Has been used in research on what determines parent behavior. Also used to evaluate parent education programs. Accompanied by a questionnaire assessing previous experience with infants to correlate with knowledge level assessed by KIDI. Subscores (not factor analysed) are: norms and milestones, principles, parenting, health and safety. Norms, reliability coefficients .50-.92, and a discussion of validity (preliminary) are included.


MacPhee, D. (1981). Knowledge of infant development inventory and catalog of previous experience with infants.. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. Retrieved from: