Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Attachment/Solidarity > Affection

This additive scale displays the degree of emotional closeness between generations. Respondents are asked a series of questions about their parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, grandparents, and great-grandparents, with responses ranging from "not at all," or "not at all close" to "extremely well," or "extremely close."

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

Source: Bengtson, Vern L. and Roberts, Robert E. 1991. "Intergenerational Solidarity in Aging Families: An Example of Formal Theory Construction." Journal of Marriage and the Family 53:856-70.


General Instructions:

Scoring system for original scale: http://sociology-data.sju.edu/22100/22100LongitudinalGenerations.pdf (ICPSR document)

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


FAF1 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G2, G3) [See MAF1][How well does this parent understand you] FATHER (FAF1)
TOTAL%
1) Not well947.5
2) Not too well997.9
3) Somewhat well20716.5
4) Pretty well46837.4
5) Very well28823.0
6) Extremely well977.7
TOTAL1253100.0

FAF6 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G2, G3) [How well do you understand this parent] FATHER (FAF6)
TOTAL%
1) Not well373.0
2) Not too well957.6
3) Somewhat well13710.9
4) Pretty well41533.1
5) Very well41933.4
6) Extremely well15012.0
TOTAL1253100.0

FAF11 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G2, G3) Taking everything into consideration, how close do you feel is the relationship between you and your parents? FATHER (FAF11)
TOTAL%
1) Not close796.3
2) Not too close897.1
3) Somewhat close19015.2
4) Pretty close32325.8
5) Very close33226.5
6) Extremely close23819.0
TOTAL1251100.0

DADCOMM from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G2, G3) [Communication with parents] FATHER (DADCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not good1068.5
2) Not too good13711.0
3) Somewhat good17413.9
4) Pretty good33726.9
5) Very good30124.1
6) Extremely good19615.7
TOTAL1251100.0

FAF12 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G2, G3) [Get along with this parent] FATHER (FAF12)
TOTAL%
1) Not well282.2
2) Not too well292.3
3) Somewhat1028.2
4) Pretty well32726.3
5) Very well45836.8
6) Extremely well30124.2
TOTAL1245100.0



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