Family Adaptation Scale (FAS)

1.    Are you satisfied in belonging to your family?*
2.    Are you satisfied about the way the children are being raised? (like with their education‚ their behavior‚ their activities?)*
3.    Are you satisfied with the family’s way of life?
4.    Are you satisfied with the possibility of expressing what you feel in your family?*
5.    Are you satisfied with the extent to which family members are close to each other?
6.    Are you satisfied with how the family spends its leisure time?*
7.    Are you satisfied with the way family members communicate with each other?
8.    Are you satisfied with how your family fits into the neighborhood?
9.    Are you satisfied with the social relations your family has?*
10.Are you satisfied with the way the family relates to the wishes of all the family members?*
* Reverse- scored
 
1.    Are you happy being a member of your family?
2.    Are you happy about the way the children in your family are being raised? (like where they go to school; how they are treated for their good and bad behaviors; things the children are allowed to do?)
3.    Are you happy with how your family fits in with people and activities at church?
4.    Are you happy with living in a minister’s family?
5.    Are you happy with how close you‚ your children‚ and your spouse feel toward each other?
6.    Are you happy with how your family acts toward church members and how they act toward you?
7.    Are you happy with the chances you get to express what you feel in your family?
8.    Are you happy with how your family spends time when the children are not in school or you and your spouse are not at work?
9.    Are you satisfied with the way your family members talk to each other?
10.Are you happy with how your family fits into your neighborhood or town?
11.Are you happy with the amount of time your family spends on church activities?
12.Are you happy with how close your family is to people (such as relatives‚ friends or neighbors) outside your family and church?
13.Are you happy with the way the family members respect and treat each other?
14.Are you happy with how the church people treat your family?
15.And now think of what you believe would be a great family to live in. How does your family compare to this great family? Circle the statement below that describes how you feel they compare.
a)    My family is not like the great family at all.
b)   There are very few things in my family that make it like the great family I thought of.
c)    There are some things in my family that make it like the great family I thought of.
d)    There are quite a few things in my family that make it like the great family I thought of.
e)    My family is just like the great family I thought of.
 
Modified Family Adaptation Scale‚ Ostrander et al‚ 1993
Adaptation within the Family
Are you happy with:
The way your family members talk to each other?
With how close you and the other people in your family feel toward each other?
The way the family members respect end treat each other?
Now think of what you believe would be a great family to live in. How does your family compare to this great family? Circle the answer below that describes how you feel they compare.
1)   My family is not like the great family at all.
2)   There are very few things in my family that mike it like the great family I thought of.
3)   There are some things in my family that make it like the great family I thought of.
4)   There are elute a few things in my family that make It like the greet family I thought of.
5)   My family is much like the great family I thought of.
The chances you get to express what you feel in your family?
Being a member of your family?
Are you happy with:
How your family spends time when the children are not in school and parents are not at work?
About how the children in your family are being raised?(like where they go to school‚ how they are treated for their good and bad behaviors‚ things the children are allowed/not allowed to do)?
Family Community Fit Adaptation
Are you happy with:
How your family acts toward church people and how they act toward you and your family?
How the church people treat your family?
How your family fits in with people end activities at church?
How your family fits into your neighborhood or town?
The amount of time your family spends in church activities?
Living in a minister’s family?
How close your family is to people not in the church? (such as aunts‚ cousins‚ uncles‚ grandparents. Intends or neighbors).
 
 
 
1=I’m completely satisfied‚ 2= I’m very satisfied‚ 3= I’m quite satisfied‚ 4= I’m somewhat satisfied‚ 5= I’m somewhat unsatisfied‚ 6= I’m quite unsatisfied‚ 7= I’m completely unsatisfied.
Five of the items referred to Satisfaction with internal family fit (Items 1‚ 4‚ 5‚ 7‚ and 10); 2items referred to family-community fit (Items 8‚9); and the 3 others were less specific‚ coveringboth facets of fit.
1= no‚ I am not happy at all‚ 2= I am a little unhappy‚ 3= I am not unhappy but I am not happy either‚ 4= I am happy‚ 5= I am very happy
 
This instrument can be found at: http://psych.wfu.edu/furr/362/Family%20Sense%20of%20Coherence%20Scale.pdf& In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 323-326.
 

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Ostrander‚ Diane L.‚ Henry‚ Carolyn S. (1993). Measuring Adaptation in Ministers’ Families: The Modified Family Adaptation Scale. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Baltimore‚ MD‚1993).

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Antonovsky‚ A.‚ & Sourani‚ T. (1988). Family sense of coherence (FSOC) and family adaptation scales (FAS). In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 323-326.

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