Chinese Family Influence on Adolescent Volunteerism Scale: Scale Construction and Some Pioneering Findings in Hong Kong§
Ben M.F. Law*, 1, Daniel T.L. Shek2, 3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 1
Last Page: 8
Publisher Id: TOFAMSJ-2-1
Article History:Received Date: 22/12/2008
Revision Received Date: 2/1/2009
Acceptance Date: 5/1/2009
Electronic publication date: 30/1/2009
Collection year: 2009
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The development of an instrument that measures family influence to adolescent volunteerism is reported. The Chinese Family Influence on Adolescent Volunteerism Scale (C-FIAV) was constructed. Content validity, cultural relevance, and reading level of the measure were reviewed by adolescents and a panel of experts. The scale was then administered to a sample of 5,946 junior and senior high school students. Exploratory factor analyses revealed a 2-factor structure, namely positive family influence and extrinsic family influence. Reliability analyses showed that the related measures were internally consistent. The sub-scale scores for volunteers and non-volunteers were different, indicating criterionrelated validity. The score was also associated with another measurement on self-ranked importance of family, indicating construct validity. Generally speaking, grade effect was more significant than gender effect for the C-FIAV and sub-scale scores. Implications and limitations are discussed.