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NDACAN Measure Details

Family Routines Inventory


The Family Routines Inventory (FRI) measures 28 positive, strength-promoting family routines, those observable, repetitive behaviors which involve two or more family members and which occur with predictable regularity in the daily life of a family. The 28 routines were selected from an extensive list of 104 routines obtained through family interviews.


Jensen, E.W., James, S.A., Boyce, W.T., & Hartnett, S.A. (1983). The family routines inventory: development and validation. Social Science & Medicine, 17(4), 201-211. doi: doi:10.1016/0277-9536(83)90117-X