Title

The Factor Structure of the Beavers Interactional Scales

Keywords

Beavers Interactional Scales, centripetal, centrifugal, family competence, family style, “pants model”

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2000-3

Publisher

Contemporary Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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