The Validation of the French Version of FACES IV for a Population of Adolescents from Populational and Clinical Samples

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*Desautels J, Lapalme M, Touchette L, Pauzé R. (2016). The Validation of the French Version of FACES IV for a Population of Adolescents from Populational and Clinical Samples. Revue Thérapie Familiale. 37: 95-113.


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FACES IV (Olson, Gorall and Tiesel, 2006) is a tool that measures family functioning and is used in many research and clinical settings in Quebec. This study aims to validate the factorial structure of the French version of FACES IV and to examine its internal consistency, test-retest reliability and concurrent validity among 123 families (parents and/or adolescents) from the general population and 256 families who received family crisis intervention services. The factorial structure of the French version of FACES IV offers good fits for parents and adolescents. It also has satisfactory psychometric properties that confirm that it is possible to use it both within general and clinical populations. However, these results highlight the need for caution when administered to adolescents.
FACES IV (Olson, Gorall and Tiesel, 2006) is a tool that measures family functioning and is used in many research and clinical settings in Quebec. This study aims to validate the factorial structure of the French version of FACES IV and to examine its internal consistency, test-retest reliability and concurrent validity among 123 families (parents and/or adolescents) from the general population and 256 families who received family crisis intervention services. The factorial structure of the French version of FACES IV offers good fits for parents and adolescents. It also has satisfactory psychometric properties that confirm that it is possible to use it both within general and clinical populations. However, these results highlight the need for caution when administered to adolescents.


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