Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales III (FACES-III)

DESCRIBE YOUR FAMILY NOW:
1.    Family members ask each other for help.
2.    In solving problems‚ the children's suggestions are followed.
3.    We approve of each other's friends.
4.    Children have a say in their discipline.
5.    We like to do things with just our immediate family.
6.    Different persons act as leaders in our family.
7.    Family members feel closer to other family members than to people outside the family.
8.    Our family changes its way of handling tasks.
9.    Family members like to spend free time with each other.
10.Parent(s) and children discuss punishment together.
11.Family members feel very close to each other.
12.The children make the decisions in our family.
13.When our family gets together for activities‚ everybody is present.
14.Rules change in our family.
15.We can easily think of things to do together as a family.
16.We shift household responsibilities from person to person.
17.Family members consult other family members on their decisions.
18.It is hard to identify the leader(s) in our family.
19.Family togetherness is very important.
20.It is hard to tell who does which household chores.
IDEALLY‚ HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR FAMILY TO BE:
21.Family members would ask each other for help.
22.In solving problems‚ the children's suggestions would be followed.
23.We would approve of each other's friends.
24.The children would have a say in their discipline.
25.We would like to do things with just our immediate family.
26.Different persons would act as leaders in our family.
27.Family members would feel closer to each other than to people outside the family.
28.Our family would change its way of handling tasks.
29.Family members would like to spend free time with each other.
30.Parent(s) and children would discuss punishment together.
31.Family members would feel very close to each other.
32.Children would make the decisions In our family.
33.When our family got together‚ everybody would be Present.
34.Rules would change in our family.
35.We could easily think of things to do together as a family .
36.We would shift household responsibilities from person to person.
37.Family members would consult each other on their decisions.
38.We would know who the leader(s) Was (were) in Our family.
39.Family togetherness would be very important.
40.We could tell who does which household chores.
 
1. Family members are involved in each others lives.
5. There are strict consequences for breaking the rules in our family.
10. Family members feel pressured to spend most free time together.
15. Family members feel closer to people outside the family than to other family members.
20. In solving problems‚ the children’s suggestions are followed.
25. Family members like to spend some of their free time with each other.
30. There is no leadership in this family.
35. It is important to follow the rules in our family.
40. Family members feel guilty if they want to spend time away from the family.
44. Family members are very good listeners.
46. Family members are able to ask each other for what they want.
50. Family members try to understand each other’s feelings.
54. Your family’s ability to cope with stress.
58. Your family’s ability to resolve conflict.
62. Family members concern for each other.
 
 
 
 
1 = Almost never‚ 2 = Once in a while‚ 3 = Sometimes‚ 4 = Frequently‚ 5 = Almost always
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.facesiv.com/ & Healthy Marriages Compendium‚ Part 2
 

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