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The Definition and Measurement of Family Involvement

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  • Misra Sasi B
  • Ghose Ratna
  • Kanungo R N

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This paper reports on the development of a new and standardized measure of family involvement. The family involvement construct is operationalized on the basis of the motivational formulation of involvement and alienation (Kanungo, 1979) and studied in a binational setting. Data collected and analyzed from heterogeneous samples of 269 Indian and 168 Canadian employees reveal that the eight-item family involvement scale has satisfactory psychometric properties. The scale passes the tests of internal consistency, unidimensionality, and construct validity in samples from both the countries. The utility of the scale for research and professional work are discussed.

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  • Misra Sasi B & Ghose Ratna & Kanungo R N, 1986. "The Definition and Measurement of Family Involvement," IIMA Working Papers WP1986-09-01_00707, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:wp00707
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