Family‚ Friend‚ and Self Form (FFS)

Part A
1.    Is there a feeling of togetherness in your family?
2.    Are there times each day when your family is all together?
3.    Are there exact rules that you have to follow in your family?
4.    Do you spend time hanging out with your friends?
5.    Can you think of things that you like about yourself?
6.    Do members of your family say bad things about each other?
7.    How often do your parents punish you in some way when you do something wrong?
8.    How often do your parents try to understand what you need to be happy?
9.    Do you spend a lot of your free time with friends?
10.How often does your family sit down to eat together at the same time?
11.How often do members of your family really get mad at one another?
12.Do you make more decisions than your parents about things you do and places you go?*
13.Are you proud of how you act and the things you do?
14.How often do your family members hit or yell at each other?
15.How often do your parents pay attention to what you say?
16.How often do you and your friends spend time together after school or work?
17.Do you think you have a lot to be proud of?
18.Are there many arguments or fights in your family?
19.How often do your family members try to cheer you up when you’re sad?
20.Do your parents let you go anywhere you please without asking?*
21.Do your best friends spend a lot of time hanging out?
22.How often do your parents tell you they love and care about you?
23.Are you happy and satisfied with yourself?
24.How often do your parents make decisions for you?
25.When you have a problem‚ does someone in your family help you out?
26.Do your parents let you off easy when you do something wrong?*
27.How often do your parents really listen to your problems?
28.When you do something‚ do you think you do it well?
29.Do you spend time at your friends houses?
30.Are there definite rules set in your family?
31.How often do your parents make you feel they love you?
32.How often does your family try to do things that are fun for everyone?
Part B
1.    How many of your friends like to play sports?
2.    How many of your friends know your parents?
3.    How many of your friends get all good grades at school?
4.    How many of your friends do your parents like?
5.    How many of your friends like school?
6.    How many of your friends do homework after school or at night?*
7.    How many of your friends do things that may get them into trouble with the law?
8.    How many of your friends have ever used a weapon (like a gun‚ knife‚ or club) in a serious fight?
9.    How many of your friends want to go to college?
10.How of your friends like your parents?
11.How many of your friends have been in trouble with the police because of alcohol or drugs?
12.How many of your friends have quit or want to quit school?
13.How many of your friends are in clubs or other organizations such as scouts?
14.How many of your friends have damaged other peoples’ property on purpose?
15.How many of your friends do your parents know?
16.How many of your friends like to read books after school?
17.How many of your friends have ever been stopped or picked up by the police?
18.How many of your friends do things that might get them into trouble at school?
Part C
1.    How do you feel about your school?
2.    How do you feel about your family?
3.    How do you feel about the house or place where you live?
4.    How do you feel about the things your family have‚ like bicycles‚ cars‚ TVs‚ radios‚ and other things?
5.    How do feel about your teachers at school?
6.    How do you feel about the amount of money you and your family have?
7.    How do you feel about the courses you are taking at school?
8.    How do feel about the way you get along with your parents?
9.    How do you feel about your school principal?
10.How do you feel about your life in general?
 
Family warmth (alpha = .912)‚ Family control (alpha = .739)‚ Family conflict (alpha = .769)‚ Friend scale: Peer activity (alpha = .821)‚ Trouble (alpha = .858)‚ Familiarity with Parents(alpha = .774)‚ Conventional Involvement ( alpha = .725)‚ Self-esteem (alpha = .751)‚ Environment (alpha = .821)‚ Environment (alpha = .821)‚ School Satisfaction (alpha = .794)
 
Response scales for items in Part A are (0) never‚ (1) rarely‚ (2) sometimes‚ (3) often‚ and (4) almost always; for Part B (0) none‚ (1) a few‚ (2) some‚ (3) most‚ and (4) all; and for Part C‚ (0) very unhappy‚ (1) mostly unhappy‚ (2) neither happy nor unhappy‚ (3) mostly happy‚ and (4) very happy. “Reflected” items (i.e.‚ with negative weights and marked with asterisks‚ “*”) should have response scores reversed before scale scores are averaged for each scale.
Family warmth (A:1‚ 2‚ 8‚ 10‚ 15‚ 19‚ 22‚ 25‚ 27‚ 31‚ and 32)‚ Family control (A: 3‚ 7‚ 12‚ 20‚ 24‚ 26‚ And 30)‚ Family conflict (A: 6‚ 11‚ 14‚ 18)‚ Peer activity (A: 4‚ 9‚ 16‚ 21‚ and 29)‚ Trouble (B: 7‚ 8‚ 11‚ 12‚ 14‚ 17‚ 18)‚ Familiarity with Parents (B: 2‚ 4‚ 10‚ 15)‚ Conventional Involvement (B: 1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 9‚ 13‚ 16)‚ Self-esteem (A: 5‚ 13‚ 17‚ 23‚ 28)‚ Environment (C: 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚ 10 )‚ Environment (C: 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚ 10)‚ School Satisfaction (C: 1‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9)
 
This instrument can be found at: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/57813/1/57813.pdf & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 532-536.
 

Simpson‚ D. D.‚ and McBride‚ A. A. (1992). Family‚ Friends‚ and Self (FFS) Assessment Scales for Mexican American Youth. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 14(3)‚327-340

Simpson‚ D. D.‚ and McBride‚ A. A. (1992). Family‚ Friend‚ and Self Form (FFS). 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): 532-536.

Jepson‚ R. and Gray‚ C.M. (2009) Exploring Potential Approaches to Measuring Personal and Interpersonal Progress with Young People Referred to Includem. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health. (Unpublished) http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/57813/