The Gerontologist, Vol 36, Issue 1 110-112, Copyright © 1996 by The Gerontological Society of America
Validity studies of the filial anxiety scale
PD Murray, JD Lowe Jr, HN Anderson, HL Horne, WC Lott and S MacDonald
Southern Oregon State College, Department of Psychology, Ashland 97520- 5063, USA.
Factor analytic and construct validity studies were conducted to explore
the validity of Cicirelli's (1988) 13-item Filial Anxiety Scale (FAS). The
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, 1983), and the Marlowe-Crowne
Social Desirability Scale (Crowne & Marlowe, 1960), were a part of the
investigation. The results offer support for the validity of the FAS
subscales and the FAS' usefulness as an instrument for measuring adult
children's feelings concerning elder-parent care.