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The 15-item Heller Familism Scale was developed in 1970 to measure attitudes toward familism. Higher scores indicate higher levels of familism.

This is a shortened version of the original 15-item Heller Familism Scale. http://sociology-data.sju.edu/22100/22100LongitudinalGenerations.pdf

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

Source: Heller, Peter L. 1970. "Familism Scale: A Measure of Family Solidarity." Journal of Marriage and Family 32(1):73-80.


General Instructions:

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


NORM3 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) A person should talk over important life decisions (such as marriage, employment, and residence) with family members before taking action (NORM3)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree824.1
2) [Not specified]1999.9
3) [Not specified]91245.2
4) Agree82540.9
TOTAL2018100.0

NORM4 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) As many activities as possible should be shared by married children and their parents (NORM4)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree21810.8
2) [Not specified]65532.5
3) [Not specified]73836.6
4) Agree40420.0
TOTAL2015100.0

NORM6 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) Family members should give more weight to each others opinions than to the opinions of outsiders (NORM6)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree814.0
2) [Not specified]37318.5
3) [Not specified]85942.7
4) Agree69834.7
TOTAL2011100.0

NORM7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) Marriage should be regarded as extending established families, not just creating new ones. (NORM7)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree25913.1
2) [Not specified]44722.6
3) [Not specified]77439.1
4) Agree50225.3
TOTAL1982100.0

NORM8 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) If an old man has a medical bill of a thousand dollars which he cannot pay, his son or daughter is morally obligated to pay the debt. (NORM8)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree42721.4
2) [Not specified]52226.1
3) [Not specified]69634.9
4) Agree35217.6
TOTAL1997100.0

NORM9 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) If a person finds that the life-style he has chosen runs so against his familys values that conflict develops, he should change. (NORM9)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree53226.6
2) [Not specified]65532.7
3) [Not specified]61830.9
4) Agree1969.8
TOTAL2001100.0



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