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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes et al. Evidence of validity between perception of family support inventory and familiogram (FG). Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.3, pp.466-473. ISSN 0102-7972.

The understanding of family relationships is related to the development of valid and reliable psychological instruments. In this way, the present study intended to evaluate some validity properties of the Perception of Family Support Inventory (PFSI) and Familiogram (FG). Both instruments were answered by 260 college students of two Brazilian cities. The total sample was composed by people of both genders, aged between 18 and 30 years old (Mean=22.54, SD=3.69). The results indicated that Emotional-Consistent and Family Adaptation factors moderately correlated with Affection and Conflict constructs. On the other hand, Autonomy has low correlations with FG factors. Implications of those results for the validity of PSFI and FG are discussed.

Keywords : Family relations; Validity of tests; Psychometrics.

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