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ERIC Number: EJ924104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Brief Report: Development of the Family Perceptions Scale; a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Subjective Functioning in the Families of Adolescents
Tiffin, Paul A.; Kaplan, Carole; Place, Maurice
Journal of Adolescence, v34 n3 p593-597 Jun 2011
A pool of 75 items relating to family functioning was created and piloted in a sample of 12-18 year olds (N = 673). The responses were subjected to an exploratory factor analysis which indicated the presence of three significant latent traits. The results were then used to inform the development of a rating instrument with five subscales labelled "Nurture, Problem Solving, Expressed Emotion, Behavioural Boundaries and Responsibility". These demonstrated high levels of internal consistency (Cronbach's alphas 0.70-0.81), high test-retest reliability (rho = 0.70-0.82), varying degrees of intercorrelation (rho = 0.18-0.75) and significant associations with family functioning as defined by the McMaster Family Assessment Device (p less than 0.0001 in all cases). This novel instrument is a promising tool for use in both clinical practice and research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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