The family alliance assessment scales : steps toward validity and reliability of an observational assessment tool for early family interactions

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Title
The family alliance assessment scales : steps toward validity and reliability of an observational assessment tool for early family interactions
Journal
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Author(s)
Favez Nicolas, Lavanchy Scaiola Chloé, Tissot Hervé, Darwiche Joëlle, Frascarolo France
ISSN
1062-1024
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Published
Issued date
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Number
1
Pages
23-37
Language
english
Abstract
We present the first steps in the validation of an observational tool for father-mother-infant interactions: the FAAS (Family Alliance Assessment Scales). Family-level variables are acknowledged as unique contributors to the understanding of the socio-affective development of the child, yet producing reliable assessments of family-level interactions poses a methodological challenge. There is, therefore, a clear need for a validated and clinically relevant tool. This validation study has been carried out on three samples: one non-referred sample, of families taking part in a study on the transition to parenthood (normative sample; n = 30), one referred for medically assisted procreation (infertility sample; n = 30) and one referred for a psychiatric condition in one parent (clinical sample; n = 15). Results show that the FAAS scales have (1) good inter-rater reliability and (2) good validity, as assessed through known-group validity by comparing the three samples and through concurrent validity by checking family interactions against parents' self-reported marital satisfaction.
Keywords
family interactions , infancy , assessment , observation , validity
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