Family Functioning Scale (FFS)

1.    Birthdays are important events in my family.
2.    The children in my family fight with each other.
3.    People in my family have to be reminded when they are asked to do something.
4.    People in my family do not care enough about what I need.*
5.    Our family spends holidays together.
6.    Members of my family argue about money.
7.    My family accepts me as I am.
8.    When someone in my family is angry‚ I feel worried.
9.    People in my family listen when I speak.
10.I worry when I disagree with the opinions of other family members.
11.I feel respected by my family.
12.We pay attention to traditions in my family.
13.When things are not going well in my family I feel sick.
14.Our family celebrates special events‚ such as anniversaries and graduations.
15.People in my family hit each other.
16.When I have questions about personal relationships‚ I talk with family members.
17.I let my family know when I am sad.
18.The mood of one family member can spread to everyone in the house.
19.I let family members know when I am upset.
20.People in my family yell at each other.
21.My family sees me as a hopeless case.*
22.It is hard for me to forget painful events that have happened in my family.
23.People in my family use my things without asking.
24.In my family we talk about what is right and wrong with regard to sex.
25.Family members are critical of each other’s eating habits.
26.When things are going wrong in my family‚ someone gets blamed.
27.In my family we talk about the physical changes that go along with growing up.
28.I tell people in my family when I am angry with them.
29.Family members eat at least one meal a day together.
30.Family reun‎ions are important to us.
31.I have trouble sleeping when I think about family problems.
32.We are interested in the history of our family.
33.I feel loved by my family.
34.When things are not going well in my family it affects my appetite.
35.I let my family know when I feel afraid.
36.. People in my family are not interested in what I do.
37.It is important to know the mood of certain family members.
38.I feel like a stranger in my own house.*
39.. We are friendly with other families.
40.People in my family discuss their problems with me.
* Reverse scored
 
Positive Family Warmth‚ Family Communication‚ Family Worries‚ Family Conflict‚ and Family Rituals/Support
 
 
1= Never; 2 = Almost Never; 3 = Rarely; 4 = Sometimes; 5 = Frequently; 6 = Almost Always; 7 =Always
Positive Family Warmth‚ Family Communication‚ Family Worries‚ Family Conflict‚ and Family Rituals/Support
 
This instrument can be found at: Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 288-290.
 

Tavitian‚ M. L.‚ Lubiner‚ J.‚ Green‚ L.‚ Grebstein‚ L. C.‚ & Velicer‚ W. F. (1987). Dimensions of family functioning. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality‚ 2‚ 191-204.

Tavitian‚ M. L.‚ Lubiner‚ J. L.‚ Green‚ L.C.‚ Grebstein‚ L. C.‚ & Velicer‚ W. F. (1987). Family Functioning Scale. 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): 288-290

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