Family Emotional Involvement and Criticism Scale (FEICS)

1.    I am upset if anyone else in my family is upset.
2.    My family approves of most everything I do.*
3.    My family knows what I am feeling most of the time.
4.    My family finds fault with my friends.
5.    Family members give me money when I need it.
6.    My family complains about the way I handle money.
7.    My family knows what I am thinking before I tell them.
8.    My family approves of my friends.*
9.    I often know what my family members are thinking before they tell me.
10.My family complains about what I do for fun.
11.If I am upset‚ people in my family get upset too.
12.My family is always trying to get me to change.
13.If I have no way of getting somewhere my family will take me.
14.I have to be careful what I do or my family will put me down.
* Reverse scored
 
Perceived Criticism (PC) and intensity of Emotional Involvement (EI)
 
 
1 = Almost Never‚ 2= Once in a While‚ 3= Sometimes‚ 4= Often‚ 5= Almost Always
PC subscale: even numbered items
EI subscale: odd numbered items
 
 

Shields‚ C. G.‚ Franks‚ P.‚ Harp‚ J. J.‚ Campbell‚ T. L.‚ McDaniel S‚ H. (1992). Development of the Family Emotional Involvement and Criticism Scales (FEICS): A Self-Report Scale to Measure Expressed Emotion. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy‚ 18(4)‚ 395-407.

Shields‚ C. G.‚ Franks‚ P.‚ Harp‚ J. J.‚ Campbell‚ T. L.‚ McDaniel S‚ H. (1994). Family emotional involvement and criticism scale (FEICS): II. Reliability and validity studies. Family Systems Medicine‚ 12(4)‚ 361-377.

Shields‚ C. G.‚ Franks‚ P.‚ Harp‚ J. J.‚ Campbell‚ T. L.‚ McDaniel S‚ H. (1992). Family Emotional Involvement and Criticism Scales (FEICS ). In: ischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 283-284.