ERIC Number: ED253555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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The Factor Structure and Concurrent Validity of the FIRO-BC.
Burton, Stephen A.; Goggin, William C.
Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation Behavior Scale for Children (FIRO-BC) is a self-report measure of 9- through 13-year-old children's interpersonal behavior on six dimensions: expressed-inclusion, wanted-inclusion, expressed-control, wanted-control, expressed-affection, and wanted-affection. This investigation examined the factor structure and factor stability of the FIRO-BC. Additionally, an attempt was made to empirically determine the concurrent validity of the three interpersonal behavior areas measured by the FIRO-BC (inclusion, control, and affection) using peer-nomination data. Data were collected from public school students in two administrations, one year apart (n=282; n=226). Approximately 39 percent of the subjects took part in both. It was determined that a six factor solution was stable across test administrations, but that the FIRO-BC scales do not appear to adequately measure the theoretical constructs which were hypothesized by Schutz (1958). (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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