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ERIC Number: ED358942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-27
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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The Family Relationships Grid: Measuring Family Structure.
Copeland, Anne P.; And Others
This study examined the Family Relationships Grid (FRG), a new measure of family structure that evaluates alliances, identification, isolation, and the relative strength of sibling and marital relationships. Subjects were 52 female and 35 male adolescents who were recruited through a university course and who each had at least one sibling. Subjects completed the FRG and several family and individual measures designed to assess the concurrent and discriminant validity of the FRG. Analysis revealed that alliances, identification, isolation, and sibling and marital alliances, as measured by the FRG, were consistently related to parental divorce, family enmeshment, cohesion, open conflict, individuation, and traditionality in ways that were predicted by developmental and family systems theories. Discriminant validity of the FRG was supported by a general lack of significant relationships between FRG scores and measures of self-esteem and depression. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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