The Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale (FACES-IV) was developed to evaluate the adaptability and cohesion dimensions in family interactions. The most current version, FACES IV itself, is comprised of six family scales–two balanced and four unbalanced–of 7 items each, making 42 items. The FACES IV Package includes the Family Communication Scale and Family Satisfaction Scale, to round out its Circumplex Model, and making a grand total of 62 items.
David H. Olson, D.M. Gorall, J.W. Tiesel, 1985
Obtaining the FACES IV Package
Administration, Analysis and Reporting
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Beavers, W. R., & Voeller, M. N. (1983). Family models: Comparing the Olson circumplex model with the Beavers systems model. Family Models, 22, 85-98.
Olson, D. H. (1986). Circumplex model VII: Validation studies and FACES III. Family Process, 26, 337-351.
Olson, D. H., McCubbing, H. I., Barnes, H., Larsen, A., Muxen, M., & Wilson, M. (1985). Family inventories: Inventories in a national survey of families across the family life cycle (rev. ed.). St. Paul: University of Minnesota, Family Social Science.
Olson, D. H., & Diesel, J. (1993). FACES III: Linear scoring and interpretation, St. Paul: University of Minnesota, Family Social Science.
Dissertations and Journals
M Grey, E A Boland, C Yu, S Sullivan-Bolyai and W V Tamborlane (1998). Personal and family factors associated with quality of life in adolescents with diabetes. Diabetes Care, vol. 21, no.6, 909-914.
Gauze, Cyma; Bukowski, M. William; Aquan-Assee, Jasim; Sippola, K. Lorrie (). Interactions between Family Enviroment and Friendship and Associations with Self-Perceived Well-Being during Early Adolescence. Concorida University: Montreal, Quebec.
Lawrence, David; Singer, Mark (1992). Psychological Distress, Problem Behaviors, and Family Functioning of Sexually Abused Adolescent Inpatients. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio.