Realizations of Filial Responsibility (RFR)

1.    Married children should live close to parents.
2.    Children should take care of their parents‚ in whatever way necessary‚ when they are sick.
3.    Children should give their parents financial help.
4.    If children live nearby after they grow up‚ they should visit their parents at least once a week.
5.    Children who live at a distance should write to their parents at least once a week.
6.    The children should feel responsible for their parents.
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1.    Shopping for groceries
2.    Preparing hot meals
3.    Cleaning house
4.    Doing laundry
5.    Accompanying old parent when paying bills
6.    Accompanying old parent when cashing check
7.    Paying rent
8.    Paying mortgage
9.    Heavy work around the house
10.Going to movie‚ church‚ meetings‚ visiting friends
11.Walking up and down stairs
For each child circle “-1” if the child lives distant from you‚ “0” if the child lives not too far‚ and “+1” if the child lives close.
Child #:  -1 Distant‚ 0 Not too far‚  +1Close
For the last item‚ for each child‚ circle “-1” if the child visits less than once a month‚ “0” if the child visits at least monthly‚ and “+1” if visits are at least weekly.
Child #: -1 Visits less than once a month‚ 0 Visits are at least Monthly but not Weekly‚ +1 Visits are at least Weekly
 
 
For the items 1-6: 1= Strongly Agree‚ 2= Disagree‚ 3= Somewhat disagree‚ 4= Somewhat agree‚ 5= Agree‚ 6= Strongly agree
For the next 11 items‚ please record “-1” if someone other than your child provided aid‚ “0” if there is no need for aid in that area‚ and “+1” if one of your children provided aid.
 
This instrument can be found at: http://digitalcommons.conncoll.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1061&context=psychhp & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 407-409.
 

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Seelbach‚ W. C. (1978). Realizations of Filial Responsibility (RFR). 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): 407-409.

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