Family Coping Index (FAMCI)

1.    Sharing our difficulties with relatives
2.    Seeking encouragement and support from friends
3.    Knowing that we have the power to solve major problems
4.    Seeking information and advice from persons in other families who have faced the same or similar problems
5.    Seeking advice from relatives (grandparents‚ etc.)
6.    Seeking assistance from community agencies and programs designed to help families in my situation
7.    Knowing that we have the strength within our own family to solve our problems
8.    Receiving gifts and favors from neighbors (e.g. ‚ food‚ taking in mail‚ etc.)
9.    Seeking information and advice from the family doctor
10.Asking neighbors for favors and assistance
11.Facing the problems “head-on” and trying to get a solution right away
12.Showing that we are strong
13.Attending church services
14.Sharing concerns with close friends
15.Accepting that difficulties occur unexpectedly
16.Doing things with relatives (get-togethers‚ dinners‚ etc.)
17.Seeking professional counseling and help for family difficulties
18.Believing we can handle our own problems
19.Participating in church activities
20.Defining the family problem in a more positive way so that we do not become too discouraged
21.Asking relatives how they feel about problems we face
22.Seeking advice from a minister
23.Sharing problems with neighbors
24.ha‎ving faith in God
 
 
seeking professional and spiritual guidance (alpha 0.80)‚ seeking family and neighbor support (alpha 0.78)‚ affirming the family’s confidence (alpha 0.7)
 
1=Strongly Disagree‚ 2= Moderately Disagree‚ 3= Neutral‚ 4= Moderately Agree‚ 5= Strongly Agree.
seeking professional and spiritual guidance (6‚ 9‚ 13‚ 16‚ 17‚ 19‚ and 22)‚ seeking family and neighbor support (1‚ 2‚ 4‚ 5‚ 8‚ 10‚ 14‚ 21‚ and 23)‚ affirming the family’s confidence (3‚ 7‚ 11‚ 12‚ 15‚ 18‚ 20‚ and 24)
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.mccubbinresilience.org/measures.html & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 272- 273.
 

McCubbin‚ H. I.‚ Thompson‚ A. I.‚ & Elver‚ K. M. (1996). Family Coping Index (FAMCI). In H. I. McCubbin.‚ A. I. Thompson & M. A. McCubbin (Eds.)‚ Familyassessment resiliency‚ coping‚ and adaptation. Inventories for research andpractice. Madison: Madison University of Wisconsin Press

McCubbin‚ H. I.‚ Larson‚ A.‚ & Olson‚ D. Family Index (FAMCI). 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): 272-273.

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