Factor Structure Of The Family-of-origin Scale - Does This Scale Measure What Its Creators Say It Does

Title

Factor Structure Of The Family-of-origin Scale - Does This Scale Measure What Its Creators Say It Does

Creator

Kline C D; Newman I

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Date

1994
1994-01

Description

The factor structure of the Family-of-Origin Scale (FOS) was examined. The FOS is a 40-item instrument devised to measure perceptions of health in the family of origin. Subjects were 162 gay and bisexual males. A confirmatory factor analysis was employed to examine the similarities of the factor structure obtained in the present study with those proposed theoretically by the test authors. The results supported the notion that the FOS is comprised of a single underlying construct that may be represented by bipolar items. It was concluded that the findings do not support the theoretically proposed factor structure of the FOS and that the value of the FOS is suspect.

Subject

Family Studies; Psychology

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

47-52

Issue

1

Volume

20

Citation

Kline C D; Newman I, “Factor Structure Of The Family-of-origin Scale - Does This Scale Measure What Its Creators Say It Does,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 8, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10503.

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