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Cultural appropriateness of the family assessment device (FAD) in the case of ethnic Armenian adolescents in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.editor 2010 2017-10-04T10:35:33Z 2017-10-04T10:35:33Z 2010
dc.identifier 10.1177/0020764009105646
dc.identifier.issn 00207640
dc.description.abstract Background: The purpose of this study is to report on the cultural appropriateness of the 60-item Armenian version of the Family Assessment Device (FAD) among ethnic Armenian adolescents in the ethnically and religiously pluralist Lebanon. Method: A total of 558 Armenian adolescents in Grades 10, 11 and 12 completed the Armenian FAD scale and the Self-Family Closeness (SFC) scale in a randomized order. The internal consistencies and intercorrelations of the Armenian FAD domains were examined, as were their correlations with the SFC ratings. Results: The Armenian FAD and its General Functioning subscale showed excellent internal consistencies (α = 0.89 and α = 0.80, respectively), whereas the reliabilities were satisfactory for the family domains of Communication and Role functioning but less than satisfactory for the Affective Responsiveness , Problem Solving, Affective Involvement and Behaviour Control domains. The Armenian FAD scale and its subscales correlated with each other and with SFC ratings (r = -0.55 for Armenian FAD scale; r = -0.57 for General Functioning), and showed sensitivity to gender differences, females reporting better family functioning than males. Conclusions: Overall, the findings support the cultural appropriateness of the 12-item Armenian FAD General Functioning subscale and its advantage over the 60-item scale. The findings also suggest the need to rethink the items of the four Armenian FAD domains with low internal consistencies for their increased cultural relevance in the case of Armenian adolescents in Lebanon. © The Author(s), 2010.
dc.format.extent Pages: (230-238)
dc.language English
dc.publisher LONDON
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Social Psychiatry; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 56; no. 3; Pages: (230-238);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Cultural appropriateness of the family assessment device (FAD) in the case of ethnic Armenian adolescents in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Kazarian, S.S., Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Kazarian, S. S.; Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107-2020, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
dc.contributor.faculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Kazarian, SS
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Kazarian, SS (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Dept Social and Behav Sci, POB 11-0236, Beirut 11072020, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.publisher.address 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Soc. Psychiatr.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 3
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Social Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Soc. Psychiatry
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 56
dc.source.ID WOS:000277316000004
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Affective involvement
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Affective responsiveness
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Behaviour control
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Communication roles
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword FAD
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword General functioning
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Problem solving
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Armenia
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex cultural competence
dc.subject.otherIndex ethnology
dc.subject.otherIndex family relation
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex questionnaire
dc.subject.otherIndex standard
dc.subject.otherIndex validation study
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Armenia
dc.subject.otherIndex Cultural Competency
dc.subject.otherIndex Family Relations
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Questionnaires
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus MENTAL-HEALTH
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus VALIDITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus RELIABILITY
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus VERSION
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus AMERICAN
dc.subject.otherWOS Psychiatry

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