Family Relations/Cohesion Scale

DESCRIPTION
This six-item scale measures several aspects of the closeness of a family unit‚ such as time spent together and emotional connection. This might be a good instrument for programs that attempt to improve parent-child relations.
KEYWORDS
This tool touches on the following keywords:
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
·         Interpersonal Communication
·         Family Relationships
WHERE TO FIND OR DOWNLOAD
This instrument can be found in CSAP’s Core Measures document on pages 138-139.
FEES AND REQUIREMENTS
Users are free to duplicate the instrument.
AGE RANGE
Children and adolescents; can also be used with older family members.
HOW TO ADMINISTER AND SCORE
Pencil and paper self-report.
SOURCE
Dr. Patrick Tolan
University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research
840 Southwood Street
Mailcode 747.
Chicago‚ IL 60612
(312) 413-1763
[email protected] 
 
Family Relations/Cohesion Scale:
1.       I’m available when others in the family want to talk with me.
1 Not true
2 Hardly true or sometimes
3 True a lot of the time
4 Always true or almost always
2.       I listen to what other family members have to say‚ even when I disagree.
1 Not true
2 Hardly true or sometimes
3 True a lot of the time
4 Always true or almost always
3.       Family members ask each other for help.
1 Not true
2 Hardly true or sometimes
3 True a lot of the time
4 Always true or almost always
4.       Family members like to spend free time with each other.
1 Not true
2 Hardly true or sometimes
3 True a lot of the time
4 Always true or almost always
5.       Family members feel very close to each other.
1 Not true
2 Hardly true or sometimes
3 True a lot of the time
4 Always true or almost always
6.       We can easily think of things to do together as a family.
1 Not true
2 Hardly true or sometimes
3 True a lot of the time
4 Always true or almost always