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.


GFAF11 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G3) [How close your relationship] GRANDFATHER (GFAF11)
TOTAL%
1) Not close8511.4
2) Not too close14118.9
3) Somewhat close14919.9
4) Pretty close19025.4
5) Very close12116.2
6) Extremely close608.0
8) Dont know10.1
TOTAL747100.0

GFCOMM from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G3) [How is communication between you] GRANDFATHER (GFCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not good14419.3
2) Not too good13818.5
3) Some18024.1
4) Pretty good16321.8
5) Very good7810.4
6) Extremely good395.2
8) Dont know50.7
TOTAL747100.0

GFAF12 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G3) [How well you get along with your] GRANDFATHER? (GFAF12)
TOTAL%
1) Not well202.7
2) Not too well172.3
3) Somewhat527.0
4) Pretty well26035.1
5) Very well22430.2
6) Extremely well16221.9
8) Dont know60.8
TOTAL741100.0

GFAF1 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G3) [How well grandparents understand you?] GRANDFATHER (GFAF1)
TOTAL%
1) Not well9212.4
2) Not too well9312.6
3) Somewhat21829.5
4) Pretty well21629.2
5) Very well7910.7
6) Extremely well283.8
8) Dont know131.8
TOTAL739100.0

GFAF6 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G3) [How well you understand grandparent?] GRANDFATHER (GFAF6)
TOTAL%
1) Not well537.2
2) Not too well729.7
3) Somewhat18324.7
4) Pretty well26936.3
5) Very well10814.6
6) Extremely well456.1
8) Dont know111.5
TOTAL741100.0



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