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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2013

01-02-2013 | Original Paper

Family Environment in Inner-City African-American and Latino Parents/Caregivers: A Comparison of the Reliability of Instruments

Auteurs: Iris Groenenberg, Sushma Sharma, Barbara S. Green, Sharon E. Fleming

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 2/2013

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Abstract

Inner-city, African American and Latino youth are at higher risk for the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Interventions usually focus on changing physical activity and dietary behaviors, yet family environment has the potential to influence response to these interventions. We aimed to identify instruments that could reliably be used to assess the family environment of children from high-risk populations. Selected indices from four instruments were used; the Family Environment Scale (FES), the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales IV (FACES IV), the Self-report Family Inventory (SFI), and the Family Assessment Device (FAD). Out of 15 indices evaluated, 9 were reliable in both ethnicities including FES cohesion, conflict and organization, SFI emotional expressiveness, conflict and family health/competence, FACES IV family communication and family satisfaction, and FAD general functioning. Perceived family environment characteristics did not differ significantly for inner-city African American and Hispanic families.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Family Environment in Inner-City African-American and Latino Parents/Caregivers: A Comparison of the Reliability of Instruments
Auteurs
Iris Groenenberg
Sushma Sharma
Barbara S. Green
Sharon E. Fleming
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 2/2013
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-012-9578-0