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 1 2006

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Keywords

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

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Assessing family outcomes : Psychometric evaluation of the beach center family quality of life scale. / Hoffman, Lesa; Marquis, Janet; Poston, Denise; Summers, Jean Ann; Turnbull, Ann.

In: Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 68, No. 4, 01.11.2006, p. 1069-1083.

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Hoffman, Lesa ; Marquis, Janet ; Poston, Denise ; Summers, Jean Ann ; Turnbull, Ann. / Assessing family outcomes : Psychometric evaluation of the beach center family quality of life scale. In: Journal of Marriage and Family. 2006 ; Vol. 68, No. 4. pp. 1069-1083.
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