Family Traditions Scale (FTS)

Traditions Around Holidays
1.    Decoration (House‚ Room‚ Table‚ Tree‚ etc)
2.    Gift Giving and Sharing
3.    Place of Gathering (Le. Grand parents’ home‚ etc.)
4.    Special Rules and Duties for everyone to Follow
5.    Special Activities (i.e. Going Caroling)
6.    People to Include (i.e. Special Friends/Relatives)
Traditions Around Changes (i.e. Marriage‚ Death‚ etc.)
7.    Where Ceremony is Held (i.e. Same Church‚ etc.)
8.    Who is Involved in Ceremony (i.e. Same Minister)
9.    Type of Ceremony (i.e. Religious‚ Private‚ etc.)
10.Type of Rules to follow (Le. Passing down of Heirlooms‚ Reception after Wedding/Funeral‚ etc.)
11.Special Experiences (i.e. Songs‚ Dances‚ Foods‚ etc.)
12.Special Rituals (i.e. choose names planting of a tree‚ ha‎ving special flowers‚ etc.)
Religious Occasions
13.Who leads the Service
14.How Children participate in Service
15.Special Rules to Follow (i.e. Fasting‚ etc)
16.Special Location (Le. Church‚ Park‚ in the home‚ etc.)
Family Special Events (i.e. Reun‎ions‚ etc.)
17.Which members participate
18.Location of the Family Event
19.Experiences at the Event (i.e. Food‚ Music‚ etc.)
20.Activities at the Family Event (i.e. baseball‚ etc.)
 
1 = Yes‚ 0= No
 
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): 333-334.
 

Hamilton I. McCubbin and Anne I. Thompson. Family Traditions Scale (FTS). In: Family Assessment Inventories for Research and Practice‚ edited by Hamilton I. McCubbin and Anne I. Thompson. Madison‚ WI: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison‚ 1987‚ pp. 162-165.

McCubbin‚ H.I.‚ Thompson‚ A.I. (1991). Family assessment Inventories for Research and Practice. Madison‚ WI: University of Wisconsin.

McCubbin‚ H.I.‚ Thompson‚ A.I.‚ and McCubbin‚ M.A. (1996). Family assessment: Resiliency‚ coping and adaptation. Madison‚ WI: University of Wisconsin.

McCubbin and Thompson . (1992). Family Traditions Scale (FTS). 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): 333-334.

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