The Chinese version of the Self-Report Family Inventory: Reliability and validity

Tan Lei Shek, K. Y.C. Lai

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The reliability and validity of the Chinese Self-Report Family Inventory (C-SFI) were examined in three studies. In Study 1, data based on 361 adolescents showed that the C-SFI was temporally stable and internally consistent and there was support for its concurrent and construct validities. In Study 2, data analyzed from a clinical group and a nonclinical group (N = 281 and 451, respectively) showed that the C-SFI scores were able to discriminate these two groups. With data pertaining to 3649 secondary school students, Study 3 gives support for the internal consistency, concurrent validity, and construct validity of the C-SFI in different adolescent samples. These studies strongly suggest that the C-SFI possesses good psychometric properties in different Chinese adolescent samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-220
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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