Circumplex model of marital and family systems (Faces III) in Romania

Cornelia Rada, David H. Olson

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Useful for clinical evaluation as well as to evaluate the efficacy of marital and family therapeutic intervention is Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales III; the functional family models have moderate scores in cohesion and flexibility. Objectives: Identifying the influence of residence environment, age and gender on Adaptability and Cohesiveness the evaluating power of FACES III on a sample of 1215 subjects aged between 18 and 74 in comparison with the results obtained by interview with 324 subjects. Mid-range and Balanced type families are the most frequent. Families from urban environment tend to lack somewhat in cohesion, showing increased flexibility. For Romanian cultural space some of the items should be reworded because in the case of extreme scores the evaluation should be verified by interview.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-29
Number of pages19
JournalAnnuaire Roumain d'Anthropologie
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Adaptability
  • Circumplex model
  • Cohesiveness
  • Family


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