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ERIC Number: EJ890294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Development and Validation of the Family Influence Scale
Fouad, Nadya A.; Cotter, Elizabeth W.; Fitzpatrick, Mary E.; Kantamneni, Neeta; Carter, Laura; Bernfeld, Steve
Journal of Career Assessment, v18 n3 p276-291 Aug 2010
This article describes the development and validation of the Family Influence Scale (FIS). The FIS is designed to assess perceptions of how one's family of origin influences career and work choices. The purpose of Study 1 was to identify the domains of family influence. A 57-item scale was completed by a sample of 205 college students. Results supported a 32-item four-factor measure. The purpose of Study 2 was to refine the initial scale's items and examine construct validity using a larger and more diverse sample (n = 537). Results supported a four-factor solution composed of the following sub-scales: Informational Support, Financial Support, Family Expectations, and Values/Beliefs. Findings also provided support for the internal consistency and construct validity of the scale. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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