Dimensionality of three family assessment instruments: FAM, FES, and FACES

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Title:
Dimensionality of three family assessment instruments: FAM, FES, and FACES
Author:
Gondoli, Dawn Marie, 1962-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research identifies the major dimensions exhibited across three self-report family assessment instruments: the FAM, FES and FACES. The instruments were administered to 138 families, consisting of a mother, father, and one child between 12-18 years old. Principal components analysis was used to identify dimensions across instruments. As dimensions were identified, correspondence across instruments was assessed. Results indicated that the instrument subscales could be organized along three factors, labeled Affect, Activities, and Control. Factor composition for different family members, although not identical, was highly similar. Results also indicated that there was relatively little correspondence across the three instruments. Lack of correspondence appeared to be largely caused by the limited dimensionality of the FACES and FAM. In contrast, the FES demonstrated greater range, contributing substantially to all three factors. Additionally, the obtained factors corresponded to the domains of the Family Environment Model: Relationships, Personal Growth, and System Maintenance.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jacob, Theodore

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDimensionality of three family assessment instruments: FAM, FES, and FACESen_US
dc.creatorGondoli, Dawn Marie, 1962-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGondoli, Dawn Marie, 1962-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research identifies the major dimensions exhibited across three self-report family assessment instruments: the FAM, FES and FACES. The instruments were administered to 138 families, consisting of a mother, father, and one child between 12-18 years old. Principal components analysis was used to identify dimensions across instruments. As dimensions were identified, correspondence across instruments was assessed. Results indicated that the instrument subscales could be organized along three factors, labeled Affect, Activities, and Control. Factor composition for different family members, although not identical, was highly similar. Results also indicated that there was relatively little correspondence across the three instruments. Lack of correspondence appeared to be largely caused by the limited dimensionality of the FACES and FAM. In contrast, the FES demonstrated greater range, contributing substantially to all three factors. Additionally, the obtained factors corresponded to the domains of the Family Environment Model: Relationships, Personal Growth, and System Maintenance.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJacob, Theodoreen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345367en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27003152en_US
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