The Factor Structure of the Beavers Interactional Scales
Beavers Interactional Scales, centripetal, centrifugal, family competence, family style, “pants model”
Confirmatory factor analysis and regression analyses of the Beavers Interactional Scales did not appear to support the model offered by its developers, namely, several specified family attributes contributing respectively to two global factors of Family Competence and Family Style. Moreover, regression analysis indicated that only three of 12 items predicted raters' assessments of Global Family Health, and one of seven items predicted Global Family Style. Individuals interested in the family dynamic “centripetal/centrifugal” might best think of that as a unitary entity and rate it accordingly.
Original Publication Citation
Lee, R. E., Jager, K. B., Whiting, J. B., & Kwantes, C. M. (2000). The factor structure of the Beavers interactional scales. Contemporary Family Therapy, 22. 81-90
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lee, Robert E.; Jager, Kathleen Burns; Whiting, Jason B. PhD; and Kwantes, Catherine T., "The Factor Structure of the Beavers Interactional Scales" (2000). All Faculty Publications. 2164.
Contemporary Family Therapy
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