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Acta de investigación psicológica

versión On-line ISSN 2007-4719versión impresa ISSN 2007-4832


DURAN TORRES, Shuyin et al. Adaptation and validation of the Mexican Spanish version of Personal Authority in Family System Questionnaire. Acta de investigación psicol [online]. 2012, vol.2, n.2, pp.665-686. ISSN 2007-4719.

The aim of this study was to propose a standardized measure that assessed personal authority in Mexican population. The Personal Authority in Family System Questionnaire (PAFS-Q) was used. The sample consisted of 600 adult volunteers who were married or who lived with a formal partner at the time of the research. They were Mexico City's or metropolitan area residents with different occupations and from different age groups. The PAFS-Q factor structure was examined. Findings suggest a sixteen-factor solution plus a one-factor preliminary exploratory study with important differences from those reported when the PAFS-Q was developed and standardized for Americans. The main differences were that this study found separate Father and Mother Intimacy and Intimidation factors instead of single Intergenerational Intimacy and Intergenerational Intimidation dimensions. By the way, there were also found two additional factors for describing Mother's expectations that should be fulfilled by her adult children. This might be explained by the impact of Mexican culture in traditional family structure. A second- order factor analysis provided a further explanation of Personal Authority dimensions.

Palabras llave : Couple; Family; Measure; Mexican culture; Personal authority.

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