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Development and validation of a Chinese family strengths measure for family services intervention in Hong Kong (English version)

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  • Jerf W. K. YEUNG

    () (Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HONG KONG; and Family Wellness Centre, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association. Correspondence should be addressed to Family Wellness Centre, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, No. 66, Begonia Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

  • Silvia S. W. LEE

    () (Family Wellness Centre, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association)

  • Emily M. S. LEE

    () (Family Wellness Centre, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association)

  • John DeFrain

    () (Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA)

Abstract

This article reports the development and validation of a family strengths measure, the Chinese Family Strengths Measure [CFSM], used for family social service and practice interventions in a Chinese context. Both exploratory factor analysis and hierarchical-order confirmatory factor analysis verified the 28-item CFSM, which demonstrated adequate construct validity and convergent validity. In addition, the CFSM showed good internal consistency by Cronbach alpha and Guttman split-half reliability tests, and had adequate inter-correlation qualities for its respective dimensions by inter-item correlation and mean corrected itemtotal correlation tests. Implications for administration of this newly-constructed measure in family service setting are briefly suggested.

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  • Jerf W. K. YEUNG & Silvia S. W. LEE & Emily M. S. LEE & John DeFrain, 2012. "Development and validation of a Chinese family strengths measure for family services intervention in Hong Kong (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 36, pages 7-30, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:36:y:2012:i::p:7-30
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    Keywords

    family strengths; measures; validation; Chinese culture;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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