The aim of the study was to introduce and revise a short-form Egna Minnen av Barndoms Uppfostran （s- EMBU） ,which could be used to measure perceived parental rearing behavior in China. 712 undergraduate students from three universities participated in the investigation. Exploratory factor analysis indicated that s-EMBU for Chinese （s-EMBU-C） had three subscales （Rejection, Emotional Warmth and over Protection） with effective 6, 7 and 8 items respectively. Indices of reliability were between 0. 74 - 0. 84 for the internal consistency （ Cronbach＇s a coefficient） ,0.73 - 0.84 for split-half reliability, 0. 70 - 0. 81 for test-retest estimates （ 101 participates were retested 10 weeks later）. Confirmative factor analysis found the scale had good construct validity. Criterion-related validity was demonstrated through the scale＇ s relation with Chinese 115-item version of EMBU, Eysenckian dimensions of personality, sex role orientation and self-esteem. In sum, the s-EMBU-C met psychometric criteria.
Psychological Development and Education