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Ghaffari M. Psychometric properties of Farsi version of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors in university students. FPCEJ. 2015; 1 (2) :59-73
URL: http://fpcej.ir/article-1-99-en.html
استادیار گروه روانشناسی، دانشگاه مازندران، بابلسر، ایران , m.qaffari@umz.ac.ir
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In the field of family resiliency, the resiliency model of family stress, adjustment, and adaptation was developed, initially. The family adaptation model (family protective factors) directly emanates from this work. The main purpose of this study was to examine reliability, validity, and confirmatory factor analysis of Farsi version of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors in a sample of Iranian university students. A sample of two hundred and seventy-six voluntary and unpaid married students (177 females, 99 males), aged between 19 and 38 years old (24.19 ± 3.24 years), were selected through convenience sampling in some universities in Mazandaran, Iran. All participants were asked to complete the Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF; Gardner, Huber, Steiner, Vazquez, & Savage, 2008), the Family Strengths Scale (FSS; Schumm, Bollman, Jurich, & Hatch, 2001), and the Marital Conflict Questionnaire (MCQ; Sanai Zaker, 2000). The findings confirmed the factor structure of the IFPF. The convergent and divergent validity of the IFPF were supported by an expected pattern of correlations between the scale and the measures of family strengths and marital conflict. All correlation coefficients between the mean scores of the IFPF and the scores of the FSS and the MCQ were statistically significant. The obtained internal consistency was markedly high (Cronbach’s α = .91). The test-retest reliability of the IFPF was .83. The results suggest that the Farsi version of IFPF is a reliable and valid measure.

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