Family Hardiness Index (FHI)

1.    Trouble results from mistakes we make*
2.    It is not wise to plan ahead and hope because things do not turn out anyway*
3.    Our work and efforts are not appreciated no matter how hard we try and work*
4.    In the long run‚ the bad things that happen to us are balanced by the good things that happen
5.    We have a sense of being strong even when we face big problems
6.    Many times I feel I can trust that even in difficult times that things will work out
7.    While we don’t always agree‚ we can count on each other to stand by us in times of need
8.    We do not feel we can survive if another problem hits us*
9.    We believe that things will work out for the better if we work together as a family
10.Life seems dull and meaningless*
11.We strive together and help each other no matter what
12.When our family plans activities we try new and exciting things
13.We listen to each other’s problems‚ hurts and fears
14.We tend to do the same things over and over …. It’s boring*
15.We seem to encourage each other to try new things and experiences
16.It is better to stay at home than go out and do things with others*
17.Being active and learning new things are encouraged
18.We work together to solve problems
19.Most of the unhappy things that happen are due to bad luck*
20.We realize our lives are controlled by accidents and luck *
* Revers scored
 
Co-oriented‚ commitment‚ Confidence‚ Challenge‚ and Control
 
 
0= False‚ 1= Mostly false‚ 2= Mostly true‚ and 3= Totally true.
 
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): 291-293.
 

McCubbin‚ M.A.‚ McCubbin‚ H.I. & Thompson‚ A.I. (1986). FHI: Family Hardiness Index. In H.I. McCubbin & A.I. Thompson (Eds.)‚ Family assessment inventories for research and practice (2nd ed.) pp. 124-130. Madison: University of Wisconsin.

McCubbin H‚ McCubbin M. (1991). Family stress theory and assessment. In: McCubbin HI‚ Thomson AI‚ editors.Family assessment inventories for research and practice.Madison: University of Wisconsin; 294-312

McCubbin‚ M.A.‚ McCubbin‚ H.I. & Thompson‚ A.I. (1986). FHI: Family Hardiness Index. 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): 291-293.