Family Problem –Solving Communication Index (FPSC)

1.    We yell and scream at each other
2.    We are respectful of each others’ feelings
3.    We talk things through till we reach a resolution
4.    We work hard to be sure family members are not hurt‚ emotionally or physically
5.    We walk away from conflicts without much satisfaction
6.    We share with each other how much we care for one another
7.    We make matters more difficult by fighting and bring up old matters
8.    We take time to hear what each other has to say or feel
9.    We work to be calm and talk things through
10.We get upset‚ but we try to end our conflicts on a positive note
 
Affirming communication and Incendiary communication
 
 
When our family struggles with problems or conflicts which upset us‚ I would describe my family in the following way:
0 = False‚ 1 = Mostly false‚ 2 = Mostly true‚ 3 = True
Reverse score items 3 & 9.
For Affirming Communication: sum items 2‚ 4‚ and 6‚8‚10.
For Incendiary Communication: sum items 1‚ 3‚5‚7‚9.
 
This instrument can be found at: https://scholar.sun.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10019.1/17995/jordaan_affirming_2011.pdf?sequence=2 & http://nceta.flinders.edu.au/files/6513/0948/1146/EDAS_Family%20Focus%20Toolkit.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): 314-315.
 

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