Validation study of Indonesian mother–infant bonding scale

Tjhin Wiguna, Raden Irawati Ismail

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Mother-infant bonding scale (MIBS)is a questionnaire that can be used to elaborate the quality dyad between mother and infant; however it is not validated in Indonesian language optimally. This study aimed to identify the validity and reliability of the MIBS-Indonesian (MIBS-I)version based on Japanese MIBS (MIBS-J)that could be used in general population and hospital setting. Design of the study was cross sectional and involving 150 mother-infant dyads recruited from Growth and Developmental Clinic dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital-Jakarta and Beji Volunteer-Staffed Integrated Health Service (Posyandu)-Depok/West Java. Infant was categorized as children from 0–36 months old. Mother with at least junior high-school background fulfilled MIBS-Indonesian version and also demographic data. SPSS version 21 for Mac and Lisrel 8.8 program for Windows was applied to analyze the data. Results of the study demonstrated that the content validity was good with I-CVI=0.9875 and S-CVI=0.99; and EFA results of 3 components total variance was 57.90% and CFA results showed three factors structure out of eight items and it fullfiled an adequate goodness of fit with each factor CR >0.7; factor 1:‘desire to love and denial’, factor 2: ‘hate and being closed’, and factor 3: ‘rejection feeling’. Cronbach's alpha for the eight items of MIBS-I was 0.535. To be concluded, MIBS-I was a multidimentional scale with three-factor model and it was confirmed valid and reliable to be implemented in Indonesian children from 0–36 months old.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Psychiatry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • MIBS-I
  • Mother-infant bonding
  • Validation


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