ERIC Number: ED131381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Three Measures of Family Problem Solving Behavior: A Procedural Manual.
Nickerson, Mark; And Others
The procedural details of three measures of family problem-solving behavior are presented. These measures are used to code videotapes that are recorded when family members discuss and try to solve a family problem that they consider important. The measures were developed to accompany methods for training parents and their preadolescent and adolescent children to solve family problems together. The purpose of these measures is to document the process and outcome of problem-solving training. The Family Problem-Solving Behavior Coding System, an adaptation of Hops' Marital Interaction Coding System, was revised to suit the training methods and the parent-adolescent population and to increase interrater reliability. The Family Problem-Solving Efficiency Scale was developed to assess the extent to which the family's problem discussion raised a mutual solution and to assess the implications that were overtly considered, revised, and accepted by each family member. The Topic of Discussion Record was developed to summarize the process of problem discussion. Along with definitions of each measurement system, information about rater training, rater reliability, and subjective evaluation of problem solutions is presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Conflict Resolution, Family Counseling, Feedback, Guides, Measurement Instruments, Parent Child Relationship, Problem Solving
Order Department, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (HC $6.00, MF $2.00, order number JSAS MS. 1190, prepayment required)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A