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The need for designing a new Asian family scale

Musa, Ramli (2015) The need for designing a new Asian family scale. In: 14th International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2015), 4th–6th Dec. 2015, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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All available family scales are designed for western countries and there is no validated family scale which is specifically devised for Asian population. The difference in culture and family values warrants the formulation of a specific Asian family scale to cater the regional needs. The intensifying social related problems among children and adolescents are another indication that exploration on family environment is essential. The objectives are to devise and validate a new family scale (English and Malay versions) for Malaysian population. The development of the questionnaire can be divided into 6 stages; identifying the domains of Asian family values, items identification for each domain and language review, pretest the pre-final version, pilot study and validation. Respondents were recruited from different ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds to represent the Malaysian population. They were selected by using stratified quota sampling from various health centers in Malaysia. Total Cronbach’s alpha values on 0.9 with 5 domains were identified by using explanatory factor analysis. From 43 items, 67% had good factor loading (>0.4) and 13 items were finally dropped. The 5 identified domains are namely Togetherness/Harmony (factor 1), Expression (factor 2), Relationship & Family dynamic (factor 3), Conflict (factor 4) and Religiosity & Traditional Practice (factor 5)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)
Additional Information: 5818/46250
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asian family scale
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 13:40
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46250

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