ERIC Number: ED361074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
A Factor Analytic Examination of the Adolescent Individuation Measure.
Santilli, Nicholas R.; Williams, Dale E.
This study examined the internal factor structure of the Adolescent Individuation Measure (AIM), a 12-item index of adolescents' perceptions of connectedness and separateness with their parents. The AIM was administered to 3 independent samples totaling 378 undergraduate students, all white, middle-class, male and female from a small, private midwestern university; all subjects completed parallel forms of the AIM, one targeting the mother-adolescent relationship, and one targeting the father-adolescent relationship. A principal components factor analysis was conducted of each sample. Results suggested that those items designed to assess connectedness were successful from a cohesive, internally consistent dimension. The intended individuality items proved less successful than the connectedness items. A copy of the AIM is included. (MM)
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