FAMILY SCALES FOR RESEARCH

There are several family scales that are available for use in research projects. A description of the different scales that are available and the cost is listed below. You may download an Order Form for use in ordering materials or feel free to email us at cs@facesiv.com with your questions.

(See next section for detailed descriptions)

I. FACES IV Package (Self Report Scales)

  • FACES IV Package
  • Family Satisfaction
  • Family Communication

II. OBSERVATION SCALE FOR COUPLES & FAMILIES

  • Clinical Rating Scale


FAMILY SCALES (Self Report Scales)

FACES IV Package — $95.00
David H. Olson

The Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales (FACES) is a 62-item self-report instrument which assesses the two major dimensions of the Circumplex Model, i.e. family cohesion and family adaptability (flexibility). It is designed to be administered to families across the life cycle. FACES IV has the added scales of Family Communication and Family Satisfaction. Family Communication assesses the third dimension of the Circumplex Model (Communication) and Family Satisfaction assesses how happy family members are with their family system.

Family Satisfaction — $30.00
David H. Olson

A direct method of assessing family satisfaction is the Family Satisfaction Scale. It is a 10-item scale that is designed to measure satisfaction on the dimensions of family cohesion and family adaptability (flexibility).

Family Communication — $30.00
David H. Olson and Howard Barnes

This 10-item self-report scale is a revision of the 20-item Parent-Adolescent scale. The most relevant 10 items were selected and the statements refer to the entire family rather than parent and/or adolescent. The scale has good alpha reliability and norms.

OBSERVATION SCALES FOR FAMILIES OR COUPLES

Clinical Rating Scale for Circumplex Model — $30.00
David H. Olson

The Clinical Rating Scale is an instrument that is designed primarily for use by therapists. It can be used to rate the family's behavior on the dimensions of cohesion, flexibility, and communication. The scores are used to plot the family or couple on the Circumplex Model.