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GONZALEZ SALA, Francisco; GIMENO COLLADO, Adelina; MELENDEZ MORAL, Juan Carlos  and  CORDOBA INIESTA, Ana. The perception of the family functionality: Confirmation of its bifactorial structure. Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.1, pp.34-39. ISSN 1989-3809.

Valid, reliable and easy-to-use instruments are required for the assessment of family functionality. The present study confirms the two-factor structure of a 23-item family Functionality Scale, providing indices of reliability and external validity in a sample of 185 families with teenage children. Parent discrepancy is analyzed, and the statistical descriptors of this variable are presented in the two dimensions that constitute the scale: Facilitator and Disturber. The instrument is useful for assessing functionality and for calculating parental discrepancy in the perception of family life, which is also an indicator of functionality.

Keywords : Family Functionality; Parental Discrepancy; Family Rating Scale.

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