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ERIC Number: EJ943492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Psychometric Properties and Norms of the Family Needs Scale
Hanley, Barbara; Tasse, Marc J.; Aman, Michael G.; Pace, Pamela
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v12 n1 p41-48 Mar 2003
We studied 205 low-income families, using the Family Needs Scale (FNS). Factor analysis of the FNS data resulted on a 7-factor solution with high internal consistency within the various subscales. We provide normative scores based on the factor structure of the FNS. A total of 53 parents completed the FNS on two occasions with an average of four weeks between these two ratings. In general, the test-retest reliabilities were low to moderate. A total of 61 pairs of parents independently rated their families with the FNS. Again, agreement between raters was low to moderate. Several factors that may have detracted from better test-retest and interrater reliability were identified. Our data point to the need for more psychometric studies with the FNS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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