Scale name: Family Stress Measure
The five questions on the Family Stress Scale were rated on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from never to very often.
Author(s) Geiger, J. M., Hayes, M. J., & Lietz, C. A. (2013)
Items = 5
How often have you experienced any of the following events:
1. Severe difficulties with your foster child's biological family/parents?
Not reported in PsycTESTS entry.
The 5-items are listed in the PsycTESTS entry.
Geiger, J. M., Hayes, M. J., & Lietz, C. A. (2013). Family Stress Measure [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t25361-000
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Geiger, Jennifer Mullins, Hayes, Megan J., & Lietz, Cynthia A. (2013). Should I stay or should I go? A mixed methods study examining the factors influencing foster parents' decisions to continue or discontinue providing foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 35(9), 1356-1365. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2013.05.00
Reference for clinicians on understanding assessment
Applied Statistics Concepts for Counselors on AMAZON or GOOGLE
Resource Link: A – Z Test Index
Key Words: Parenting, Foster Parenting, Foster Parenting Stress, Foster Family Stress
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