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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Background:Heller defined familism as a specific from of social organization where the interests of the family group prevail over those of the individual family members.
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the reliability and construct validity of Familism Scale in undergraduate students of Ahvaz Teacher Training Centers.
Methods: 332 students (156 male and 176 female) of teacher training centers that were selected randomly using the multi-stage sampling method and completed Familism scale and 16 items of cohesion subscale of Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale (FACES-2).
Results: The factor analysis using the principal components analysis and orthogonal rotation (varimax) showed three factors (familial support, familial honor, and subjugation of self for family). Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were for the whole scale 0.73, for extracted factors 0.55 to 0.82, and Concurrent validity coefficient of Familism scale with FACES-2 was 0.21 (P<0.001). Confirmatory factor analysis of three-factor model with one modification index provides a parsimonious fit.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that the present scale is a valid and reliable measure for evaluating familism dimensions in students.