ERIC Number: ED184029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Family Integration: A Multi-Dimensional Concept.
Dager, Edward Z.; McCullough, B. Claire
Although family integration is a much-used concept in sociological research on the family, there has been no consistency in its definition or measurement. Numerous factors representing family integration have been combined to develop a measure, the Family Integration Index, designed to be a more valid and reliable measure of the multi-dimensional concept than currently exists. Family integration is a multi-dimensional concept which has three stable dimensions representing three functions of the family (cohesion, expressive functions and instrumental functions). Arguments made for a measure which does not include items directly tapping relationships with father or mother results in an index which can be unambiguously administered to individuals from nuclear families of various configurations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Computer Science Center.
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