Assessing family outcomes: Psychometric evaluation of the beach center family quality of life scale

Lesa Hoffman, Janet Marquis, Denise Poston, Jean Ann Summers, Ann Turnbull

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Abstract

There is currently a lack of reliable scales with which to assess the construct of family quality of life, particularly for families who have children with disabilities. The current work presents 2 studies, including a total of 488 families with children with disabilities, which were conducted to complete the development of a scale to assess family quality of life. The measure was refined through confirmatory factor analyses into 25 items that assess 5 domains of Family Quality of Life: Family Interaction, Parenting, Emotional Well-Being, Physical/Material Well-Being, and Disability-Related Support. Each subscale was found to be unidimensional and internally consistent. An initial examination of test-retest reliability and convergent validity is also presented. Implications for future research, scale use, and policy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1069-1083
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

Keywords

  • Child with disabilities
  • Family interaction
  • Family policy
  • Family resource management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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