Risk Management in Family Cohesion


  • Shuttawwee Sitsira-at Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand


Family Cohesion, Development of Questionnaire


This article presents the development of a questionnaire for used to checking risk management in family cohesion. The questionnaire was used in the research on family cohesion in the students of the Academies Preparatory School. This tool is based on Circumplex Model of Marital and Family System proposed by Olson (2011). Olson proposed 9 indicators: 1) Emotional Bonding 2) Boundaries 3) Coalitions 4) Time 5) Space 6) Friends 7) Decision making 8) Interests and 9) Recreation. Each indicator contains 5 items with the total of 45 items.  Correlation analysis is conducted to verify whether the variables are sufficiently correlated.  The results show that the correlation of most observable variables is significant at .05 and .01. A number of correlations are not statistically significant. For those that are significant, the correlation is low (r <.40) to moderate (.40< r < .60).  Elementary verification of variables shows that the correlation matrix between variables verified by Bartlett's Test of Sphericity equals 23137.800, df 903, and is statistically significant at .000 (p<.001). This shows that the variables are correlated. Moreover, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure, which shows the suitability of a sample, equals 0.939, a value near 0.80 meaning the appropriateness is good. Kim and Mueller (1978) suggest that when the value of sampling is greater than .80, it is considered very good. The measurements in this research can be used to checking risk management in family cohesion to prepare families to become stronger.