This research was supported by a grant from the US–Israel Bi-national Science Foundation. We also would like to thank Wendy Casper and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this article.
Family Role Performance: Scale Development and Validation
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2013
© 2013 International Association of Applied Psychology
Special Section—International Perspectives on Work and Family By Casper, W.J., Allen, T.D. & Poelmans, S.A.Y.
Volume 63, Issue 1, pages 190–218, January 2014
How to Cite
Chen, Y.-P., Shaffer, M., Westman, M., Chen, S., Lazarova, M. and Reiche, S. (2014), Family Role Performance: Scale Development and Validation. Applied Psychology:An International Review, 63: 190–218. doi: 10.1111/apps.12005
- Issue published online: 6 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2013
- US–Israel Bi-national Science Foundation
We conducted five interlocking studies to develop and validate a family role performance scale that can be used across cultures. In Study 1, we generated scale items based on interviews with individuals representing various family and work structures in the United States and Israel. In Study 2, we surveyed both US and Israeli participants to assess measurement equivalence, dimensionality, and reliability. In Study 3, we refined the items and repeated the exploratory analyses. In Studies 4 and 5, with samples from the United States and Europe, we confirmed the scale dimensionality and established convergent, discriminant, and nomological validity. We contribute to the work-family literature by providing a valid instrument for assessing performance within the family domain.