Investigating the validity of a multirater assessment of family functioning in China

Xi Liu1, Jianxin Zhang2, Chen-Yu Linus Yeh3
1Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Institute of Industrial Relations, People’s Republic of China
2China Institute of Industrial Relations, People’s Republic of China
3Chinese Academy of Sciences, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Liu, X., Zhang, J., & Yeh, C.-Y. L. (2011). Investigating the validity of a multirater assessment of family functioning in China. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 39(6), 773-784.

Volume 39 Issue 6 | e2171 | Published: July 2011 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2011.39.6.773

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The validity of a multirater assessment of family functioning in 1-child Chinese families was examined using the Relationship-Specific Chinese Family Assessment Instrument (RS-CFAI), developed based on the Chinese Family Assessment Instrument (Shek, 2001, 2002). Data were collected from 506 families in Beijing consisting of 2 parents and 1 child. The Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) models and the dyadic-level CFA models were tested in the framework of the multitrait multirater strategy to demonstrate the validity of the RS-CFAI. The results indicated that there are 3 factors (activity, affect, and control) in the RS-CFAI within different family subsystems. The social relations model (SRM) was also used to explain the characteristics of the 1-child family, providing evidence of the convergent and discriminative validity of the RS-CFAI. The goodness-of-fit of the SRM and CFA models indicates that the RS-CFAI is a valid tool for assessing family functioning among 1-child families in China.

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