A preliminary study of the internal consistency and validity of the Traditional Chinese adaptation of the Impact on Family Scale

Kathleen Tait*, Naomi Sweller, Mark Carter, Francis Fung, Aihua Hu, Jasna Djajic

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to examine the internal consistency and factor structure of the Traditional Chinese version of the Impact on Family Scale in order to make cross cultural comparisons. The Traditional Chinese version of the scale was administered to 137 Hong Kong Chinese parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Two short versions of the scale based on 15 and 11 items were examined to investigate whether the single factor of the short scale from the United States could be replicated. The shortened version of the Impact on Family Scale has the potential to be useful for cross-cultural comparisons between United States and Traditional Chinese samples.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-93
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Special Education
    Volume33
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • Impact on Family Scale
    • traditional Chinese
    • autism spectrum disorders
    • Hong Kong SAR

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