Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Attachment/Solidarity > Affection

This additive scale displays the degree of emotional closeness between generations. Respondents are asked a series of questions about their parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, grandparents, and great-grandparents, with responses ranging from "not at all," or "not at all close" to "extremely well," or "extremely close."

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

Source: Bengtson, Vern L. and Roberts, Robert E. 1991. "Intergenerational Solidarity in Aging Families: An Example of Formal Theory Construction." Journal of Marriage and the Family 53:856-70.


General Instructions:

Scoring system for original scale: http://sociology-data.sju.edu/22100/22100LongitudinalGenerations.pdf (ICPSR document)

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


CAF1 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2) How well do you feel this child understands you? (CAF1)
TOTAL%
1) Not well201.7
2) Not too well473.9
3) Some967.9
4) Pretty well42635.1
5) Very well42034.7
6) Extremely well20316.7
TOTAL1212100.0

CAF2 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2) How well do you feel your child trusts you? (CAF2)
TOTAL%
1) Not well70.6
2) Not too well70.6
3) Some292.4
4) Pretty well17514.5
5) Very well43936.3
6) Extremely well55445.7
TOTAL1211100.0

CAF6 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2) How well do you understand him (or her)? (CAF6)
TOTAL%
1) Not well201.7
2) Not too well685.6
3) Well705.8
4) Pretty well40233.2
5) Very well45137.3
6) Extremely well19916.4
TOTAL1210100.0

CAF11 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2) Taking everything into consideration, how close do you feel is the relationship between you and this child? (CAF11)
TOTAL%
1) Not close231.9
2) Not too close655.4
3) Somewhat close1129.3
4) Pretty close32526.9
5) Very close42635.3
6) Extremely close25621.2
TOTAL1207100.0

CCOMM from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2) How is communication between yourself and this child -- how well can you exchange ideas or talk about things that really concern you? (CCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not good211.7
2) Not too good625.1
3) Somewhat good988.1
4) Pretty good30525.3
5) Very good42635.3
6) Extremely good29524.4
TOTAL1207100.0

CAF12 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2) Generally, how well do you and this child get along together? (CAF12)
TOTAL%
1) Not well90.7
2) Not too well181.5
3) Somewhat well524.3
4) Pretty well30225.0
5) Very well48840.5
6) Extremely well33727.9
TOTAL1206100.0



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