Title

Natural Language Descriptors of Family

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Description

Although self-report questionnaires assessing family relationships are plentiful, all were developed from the perspective of the theorist or researcher.There is no instrument that has as its basis language and constructs developed from an understanding of how family members actually describe and think about themselves.The research presented here was an initial attempt to begin to understand the constructs and dimensions actually used by family members, to compare these constructs and dimensions with those most often used by researchers and theoreticians, and to examine possible intergenerational differences in them.

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