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ERIC Number: ED381917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
Family Functioning in Families of Children with Disabilities: An Intensive Psychometric Investigation of Five Family Measures.
Crowley, Susan L.
This study used data from 992 cases in 16 longitudinal studies of the Early Intervention Research Institute to evaluate five measures of family functioning: (1) Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale-III; (2) Family Support Scale; (3) Family Resources Scale; (4) Parenting Stress Index; and (5) Family Inventory of Life Events. Introductory information notes the need for research in this area and describes the methods used in data collection and analysis. For each of the five measures, data are generally provided on the following psychometric aspects: internal consistency and test-retest reliability; confirming structure; improving structure; confirming new structure and measuring invariance; normative data; and validity information. Extensive tables present detailed displays of the data. Five appendices provide additional descriptive statistical analysis of the five measures. (Contains 43 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Family Characteristics, Family Problems, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Statistical Analysis, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers: Family Adaptability Cohesion Evaluation Scales; Family Inventory of Life Events; Family Resource Scale; Family Support Scale; Parenting Stress Index