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Parent-Adolescent Communication Scale « Adolescents « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedJanuary 31, 2012
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CategoriesAdolescents, Surveys/Scales, Family, Communication

Description

Background:
This 20 item, 5-point Likert-type scale is composed of two subscales which measure degree of openness and extent of problems in family communication. This scale is often used in conjunction with the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales (FACES) according to the Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems (Olson, Sprenkle, & Russell, 1979).

Subscales: (1) Open Family Communication Scale and (2) Problems in Family Communication Scale. Each adolescent is asked to complete both The Adolescent and Mother Form and The Adolescent and Father Form of the Parent-Adolescent Communication Scale.

.Developers:
H.L. Barnes & D.H. Olson

References:
Barnes, H.L., & Olson, D.H. (1985). Parent-adolescent communication and the Circumplex model. Child Development, 56, 438-447.

Olson, D. H., McCubbin, H. I., Barnes, H., Larsen, A., Muxen, M., & Wilson, M. (1992). Family inventories (2nd revision). St Paul, MN: Family Social Science, University of Minnesota.

Reliability:
Alpha reliabilties for each subscale are .87 and .78; test-retest reliabilties are .78 and .77.

Protective:
Parenting
Population:
Adolescent
Adult