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Family Assessment Measure III « Family « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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

Description

Background:
The FAM-III is a self-report measure that assesses the strengths and weaknesses within a family. It can be completed by pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adult family members (ages 10 years to adult).

The FAM-III consists of three types of forms: a 50-item General Scale that examines overall family health; a 42-item Dyadic Relationship Scale that examines how a family member views his or her relationship with other family members; and a 42-item Self-Rating Scale that allows each person to rate his or her own functioning within the family. By comparing these scales, you can obtain a comprehensive picture of how family members view levels of family interaction.

Developers:
Harvey A. Skinner, PhD, Paul D. Steinhauer, MD, Jack Santa-Barbara, PhD

Copyright:
Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. or Multi-Health Systems, Inc.

References:
Skinner, H.A., Steinhauer, P.D., Santa-Barbara (1983). Family Assessment Measure. Canadian Journal of Mental Health, 2, 91-105.

Skinner, H.A., Steinhauer, P.D., Santa-Barbara (1983). FAM III Manual. Toronto, ON: Multi-Health Systems.

Reliability:
General Scale (35 items)

Overall= 0.93

Subscales (5 items each)

Task Accomplishment= 0.67

Role Performance=0.73

Communication=0.73

Affective Expression=0.74

Involvement=0.78

Control=0.71

Values and Norms=0.70

Social Desirability=0.87

Defensiveness=0.65

Dyadic Relationships Scale (42 items)

Overall= 0.95

Subscales (6 items each)

Task Accomplishment=0.74

Role Performance=0.82

Communication=0.77

Affective Expression=0.59

Involvement=0.64

Control=0.72

Values and Norms=0.72

Self Rating Scale (42 items)

Overall= 0.89

Subscales (6 items each)

Task Accomplishment=0.51

Role Performance=0.53

Communication=0.67

Affective Expression=0.64

Involvement=0.44

Control=0.39

Values and Norms=0.60

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