The factor structure of the Chinese family assessment instrument adapted for parent report

Mellor, David, Xu, Xiaoyan, Wong, Jessica and Richardson, Ben 2014, The factor structure of the Chinese family assessment instrument adapted for parent report, Assessment, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 60-66.

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Title The factor structure of the Chinese family assessment instrument adapted for parent report
Author(s) Mellor, David
Xu, Xiaoyan
Wong, Jessica
Richardson, Ben
Journal name Assessment
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 60
End page 66
Total pages 7
Publisher SAGE Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1073-1911
1552-3489
Keyword(s) Family functioning
Confirmatory factor analysis
C-FAI
China
Summary This article reports on a confirmatory factor analytic study of an adapted version of an instrument designed to assess family functioning of Chinese families. The Chinese Family Assessment Instrument, originally designed for completion by adolescents, was adapted for completion by parents. A sample of 700 parent dyads of elementary school children (382 girls and 318 boys) completed the adapted questionnaire. Initial factor analyses showed that the existing five-factor structure used for adolescents’ responses was not a good fit for these data. Instead, a four-factor solution emerged where the factors were positive family functioning, negative family functioning, tolerance for family members, and parental understanding. This structure was the same for both mothers and fathers. Further studies of the Chinese Family Assessment Instrument parent adaptation are required to test the factor structure that emerged. Following such studies, validation studies will be required.
Language eng
Field of Research 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050088

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