Family Organized Cohesiveness Scale (FOS)

1.    Family members spend much of their free time together. 
2.    It is hard to know what the rules are in our family because they are always changing.*
3.    It is easy to know who the leader is in our family. 
4.    It is unclear what will happen when rules are broken in our family.* 
5.    It is clear about what is best for family members.
6.    Family togetherness is important. 
7.    In our family everybody knows what is expected of them. 
8.    It is clear who makes the decisions.
9.    Members of our family are not very involved with each other.*
10.In our family‚ we are alike in how we think and feel.
11.Family members share the same friends. 
12.Family members feel very close to each other. 
13.When our family gets together for activities‚ everybody is present.
* Reverse score
 
Cohesiveness‚ sharedness‚ clarity of leadership‚ clarity rules
 
1= Strongly disagree‚ 2=Disagree‚ 3= Mildly disagree‚ 4= Mildly agree‚ 5= Agree‚ 6= Strongly agree
 
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): 309-310.
 

Fisher‚ L.‚ Ransom‚ D.C.‚ Terry‚ H.E.‚ Burge‚ S. (1992). The California Family Health Project: IV. Family structure/organization and adult health. Family Process‚ 31(4):399-419.

Fisher‚ L.‚ Ransom‚ D.C.‚ Terry‚ H.E.‚ Burge‚ S. (1992). Family Organized Cohesiveness Scale (FOS). 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): 309-310.

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