Cross-cultural applicability of FACES IV

Zsuzsanna Mirnics, András Vargha, Melinda Tóth, Emöke Bagdy

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We studied cross-cultural Hungarian adaptation and validation of FACES IV for screening adaptive versus nonadaptive family functioning. A protocol was followed including translation, tests of reliability, construct and convergent validity, standardization, testing of family types, and ratios. Two hundred forty-nine couples (498 adults) from various regions of the country participated in the study. Results indicated high item-remainder correlations and Cronbach alphas. Factor analytic data fitted well with the model indicated by the Olson studies. Most salient results were found for Cohesion, which partially overlapped Flexibility, and had high negative correlations with the Disengaged dimension. Rigid and Chaotic as well as Enmeshed were found to be independent factors. Family types of the Hungarian sample explored by cluster analysis were comparable to the U.S. sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-33
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Family Psychotherapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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