Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Christopher Heavey

Number of Pages

62

Abstract

This exploratory study sought to develop an empirically based scale to measure family values (Family Values Scale), and to then begin to establish the validity of this instrument. This scale consists of two major subscales, Family Priority and Traditionality. Results indicate that these two subscales have acceptable internal consistency and temporal stability. Subject were students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (N = 380). Scores on the Family Values Scale were compared to scales measuring social desirability, selfism, satisfaction with life, perceived stress, social support, and psychological symptomotology. Results indicated that the Family Priority subscale is significantly related to satisfaction with life, social support, and psychological symptomotology. Further, the Traditionality subscale is significantly related to satisfaction with life. Neither subscale was related to stress. Limitations of this study and directions for future research are offered.

Keywords

Exploring; Family; Values

Controlled Subject

Social psychology; Social psychology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1658.88 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/xtn5-j646


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