Translation and Validation of Multi-Dimensional Family Functioning Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Authors

  • Tahira Jabeen Department of Psychology, BHS/Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Aneela Maqsood Department of Psychology, BHS/Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i4.9027

Keywords:

Cross-language validation, Confirmatory factor analysis, Psychometrics, Reliability

Abstract

Objective: To study the cross-language validation and confirmatory factor analysis of the Urdu version of the MultiDimensional Family Functioning Scale.

Study Design: Cross-Sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Public schools of Rawalpindi Pakistan, Oct to Nov 2021.

Methodology: Nine hundred ten adolescents aged 10-19 years, were included in the main study. The study involved two steps, Step-1 consisted of translation and cross-language validation of the scale. Step-2 involved item-to-total correlation and confirmatory factor analysis of the translated Urdu version. Urdu translation was done using the forward-backwards
translation method.

Results: Findings of the pilot study showed Multi-Dimensional Family Functioning Scale as a reliable measure in both versions (English Version α=0.77, Urdu Version α=0.77). After passing two weeks, cross-language validation was checked by the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, which showed a significant result (n=0.88).

Conclusion: Results from various analyses revealed that Multi-Dimensional Family Functioning Scale is a reliable and locally validated scale for determining family functioning in Pakistan.

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Published

31-08-2023

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How to Cite

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Jabeen T, Maqsood A. Translation and Validation of Multi-Dimensional Family Functioning Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 31 [cited 2024 Jun. 15];73(4):1157-60. Available from: https://www.pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/9027