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Family Functioning Subscales « Family « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedFebruary 6, 2012
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CategoriesFamily, Surveys/Scales, Conflict, Communication

Description

Background:
Bloom’s (1985) 75-item survey consisting of 15 scales reflecting family relationship, system maintenance, and personal growth dimensions. This measure, based on prior family assessment instruments, is one of the most comprehensive available to assess characteristics of family functioning (Grotevant & Carlson, 1989). It has been used successfully to differentiate intact versus divorced families (Bloom, 1985). Scales measure family sociability; expressiveness; enmeshment; disengagement; conflict; cohesion; intellectual, recreation, and religious orientations; democratic, authoritarian, and laissez-faire decision-making styles; organization; external locus of control; and family idealization. It has adequate psychometric properties and discriminant validity. Scale items consist of statements concerning family life; participants are asked to rate on a 4-point Likert scale how true each statement is for their own family.

Developers:
Bloom

Copyright:
1985

References:
Bloom, B. L. (1985). A factor analysis of self-report measures of family functioning. Family Process, 24, 225-239.

Stark KD, Humphrey LL, Crook K, Lewis K (1990), Perceived family environments of depressed and anxious children: child’s and maternal figure’s perspectives. J Abnorm Child Psychol 18:527-547

Reliability:
Subscales Cronbach Alpha
Cohesion 0.85
Expressiveness 0.84
Conflict 0.79
Intellectual-cultural orientation 0.74
Active-recreational orientation 0.68
Religious emphasis 0.84
Organization 0.79
Family Sociability 0.71
External locus of control 0.70
Family idealization 0.92
Disengagement 0.74
Democratic family style 0.79
Laissezfaire family style 0.72
Authoritarian family style 0.69
Enmeshment. 0.72

Protective:
Parenting
Population:
Family
Projects Using This Scale:
STRIVE (Support To Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other)
TALC: LA