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Mazaheri M, Habibi M, Ashori A. Psychometric Properties of Persian Version of the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales (FACES-IV) . IJPCP. 2014; 19 (4) :314-325
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2092-en.html
1- Shahid Beheshti University
2- Tehran Institute of Psychiatry -School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences , E-mail: ahmad.ashouri@gmail.com
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Objectives: The current research aim was to study the factor analysis, reliability and validity of the Persian version of Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales (FACES-IV) in Iranian families’ society. Method: Initially, the FACES-IV was translated to Persian by four psychologists, and then back translated into English by an English expert. The modifications were performed after a pilot study with 30 participants. Thereafter, the final version was administrated to 1652 subjects (558 fathers, 576 mothers, and 518 children) in seven large provinces in the country. In order to testing the convergent and divergent validity the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS), Youth Self-Report  (YSR), Parenting Stress Inventory-short form (PSI-SF), Life Event checklist (LE), Family Conflicts Scale (FCS), and Family Satisfaction Scale (FSS) were used. Results: Alpha’s Chronbach for the total score of FACES-IV and for the balanced cohesion, balanced flexibility, disengaged, enmeshed, rigid, chaotic subscales for fathers were 0.74, 0.71, 0.60, 0.70, 0.60, and 0.58, for mothers 0.72, 0.72, 0.69, 0.69, 0.56, and 0.62, and for children 0.59, 0.77, 0.69, 0.74, 0.52, and 0.55, respectively. The convergent and divergent validity tests by calculating the correlation coefficient of FACES-IV using DASS, YSR, PSI-SF, and LE were satisfactory. The confirmatory factor analysis results depicted fit of the six-factor model (the cohesion dimension included disengaged, balanced flexibility, enmeshed subscales, and the flexibility dimension included rigid, balanced flexibility and chaotic subscales) with the data. Conclusion: The FACES-IV Persian version meets the psychometric properties needed for application in psychological studies and clinical diagnoses.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2014/03/17 | Accepted: 2014/03/17 | Published: 2014/03/17

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