How is your Family?—Brief scale for parents Fundación W. K. Kellogg. 1996

Communication-Connection between spouses
In our family:
1. The father spends time every day talking with the children.
2. I am satisfied with the way my spouse/partner and I talk with each other.
3. It is easy to express my feelings to my spouse/partner.
4. My spouse/partner understands me.
5. If I am in a difficult situation‚ I talk about it with my spouse/partner
Communication-Connection within the nuclear family
In our family:
6. We share household tasks and responsibilities.
7. Each member of the family expresses what he/she desires or thinks.
8. We like to spend our free time together.
9. The mother spends time every day talking with the children.
10. We share some meals every day.
11. We get together at some point during the day to converse and/or do some shared activity?
  • family relationships
  • Communication-Connection
This instrument can be found on pages 21-23 of Latino Families and Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
0 = Never
0 = Very rarely
1 = Sometimes
2 = Frequently
2 = Almost always
All the questions should be answered.

Fundación W. K. Kellogg. 1996. Familia y adolescencia: Indicadores de salud. Manual de Aplicación de Instrumentos.Washington‚ D.C.

Organización Pan Americana de la Salud [OPS]. (1999). Familia y Adolescencia. Indicadores de Salud. Manual deaplicación de instrumentos e instrumento abreviado.Washington‚ D.C.