Family Schema-Ethnic (FSCH-E)

1.    We believe that the land we live on is an important part of who we are.
2.    If we have more than we need‚ we share with others.
3.    We give up things we want for the good of others.
4.    Children are precious because they carry our spirit on to the future.
5.    We believe that if we destroy the land‚ water and air‚ we are hurting ourselves.
6.    We will sacrifice personal goals for the family.
7.    We help each other without being asked.
8.    We believe children need strict discipline.
9.    We don’t hold grudges‚ we forgive and move on.
10.We expect members to place the needs of family first.
11.When there are problems‚ family members will come home to help out.
12.We encourage family members to take advantage of opportunities even if it means moving away.
13.Our ethnic/cultural roots (e.g.‚ being White‚ American‚ African American‚ Asian) give strength to us.
14.Music teaches us about our ethnic/cultural roots.
15.Dance teaches us about our ethnic/cultural roots.
16.Using our native language helps us appreciate and value our ethnic/cultural roots.
17.When we try to fit in‚ we lose our identity.
18.We don’t make a big deal of things.
19.In our family‚ we do not keep secrets for very long.
20.We believe that all families must take care of the land‚ water and air.
21.When we try to fit in‚ we lose our self-respect.
22.We do things for pleasure‚ not for personal gain.
23.We value and respect our elders (grandparents‚ parents‚ other older adults‚ etc).
24.Children are respected.
25.We do a lot to hold on to our ethnic/cultural identity and beliefs.
26.We are easygoing and open to others
27.We believe that the future will depend on our taking care of the land‚ water and air.
28.We believe that giving to others or sharing is important.
29.Grandparents‚ aunts‚ and uncles have some say in the decision we make.
30.We teach children to support each other.
31.Storytelling is how we pass on information about our ethnic and/or cultural roots.
32.We are taught not to say anything that might upset others.
33.We only take from the land and water what we feel is necessary.
34.Happiness is more important than success.
35.We teach our children to listen to our elders and their opinions.
36.We practice and believe in traditions and celebrations.
37.We try to make our ethnic/cultural roots a part of our daily lives.
38.Children should be seen and not heard.
39.We believe it is good to say what we feel or think in front of others.
40.We are interested in the history of our family.
 
 
 
0 = False‚ 1= Mostly false‚ 2= Mostly true‚ 3= True
1 = Not true at all‚ 2 = A little true‚ 3 = True half the time‚ 4 = Mostly True‚ 5 = Very 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): 320-322.
 

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McCubbin et al. (1992). Family Schema-Ethnic (FSCH-E). 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): 320-322.

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