Dual-Career Family Scale

Dual-Career Family Scale (DCFS)
Pendleton‚ Poloma & Garland‚ 1980
مقیاس شاغل بودن زوج ها
1 – Strongly agree‚ 2 – Agree‚ 3 – No opinion‚ 4 – Disagree‚ 5 – Strongly disagree
Marriage Type
1.    If a child were ill and needed to remain home from school‚ I would be (have been) more likely to stay home with him/her than my husband.
2.    Given the structure of our society‚ it is important that the woman assume primary responsibility for child care.
3.    I consider my husband to bet the main breadwinner in the family.
4.    My income is as vital to the well-being of our family as is my husband’s.
5.    I would not work if my husband did not approve.
6.    I would not attend a professional convention if it inconvenienced my husband.
1.    Domestic Responsibility
7.    Although‚ my husband may assist me‚ the responsibility for homemaking tasks is primarily mine.
8.    If a wife and mother feels she is not meeting her domestic responsibilities due to her career involvement‚ she should cut back her career demands.
9.    I bend over backwards not to have to make demands on my husband that his colleagues (with nonemployed wives) do not have to meet.
10.I would be a less fulfilled person without my experience of family life.
11.I f I had it to do over again‚ I would not have had any children.
12.If I had it do over again I would not have trained for my particular profession.
13.My career has made me a better wife than I would have been otherwise.
14.Married professional women have the best of two worlds: professional employment combined with a full family life.
15.My career has made me a better mother than I otherwise would have been.
16.I spend (spent) as much or more actual time with my children as my non-working neighbors who are active in community affairs.
Career Salience
17.I view my work more as a job than as a career.
18.I have cut back on my career involvement in order not to threaten my marriage.
19.My career is as important to my husband as it is to me.
20.I am as career-oriented as my male colleagues.
21.I would recommend that any young woman contemplating a career complete her professional training before marriage.
22.In case of conflicting demands‚ a professional woman’s primary responsibilities are to her husband and children.
23.It is possible for a husband and wife to work in separate cities to maximize career possibilities and have a successful marriage at the same time.
24.If I were to receive an exceptional job offer in another city (one that I wanted to accept) I would not expect my husband to accompany me unless he were sure of a suitable position for himself.
Career Line
25.A married woman’s career history should be considered in light of the two sets of demands she faces as a wife and as a professional.
26.Most single career women have greater opportunities to succeed in a profession than do married career women.
27.A married woman’s career goals tend to be more modes than those of her male colleagues.
28.I have cut back on my career involvement in order to meet the needs of my family.
29.My career has suffered due to the responsibilities I have (had) as a mother.
30.It is impossible in our present society to combine a career‚ in the fullest sense of the term (uninterrupted‚ full-time work with a high degree of commitment and desire for success) with the demands of a family.
31.I consider myself a working woman (have professional employment) rather than a career woman (to whom advancement and exceptional achievement in a profession is important).
شرح سایت روان سنجی: این ابزار که به صورت تجربی پدید آمده است، وضعیت خانواده ای را که هم زن و هم شوهر در آن شاعلند، در زمینه های: گونه ازدواج، مسئولیت خانوادگی، خشنودی، خود-انگاره، برجسته بودن حرفه و مسیر حرفه بررسی می کند.
اعتبار: هماهنگی درونی شش خرده مقیاس از 0.42 تا 0.76 (میانگین 0.61) " فیشر و کورکوران"
چگونگی دستیابی
This instrument can be found at: Healthy Marriages Compendium‚ Part 2
منبع برای آگاهی بیشتر
Pendleton‚ Brian F.‚ Poloma‚ Margaret M. and Garland‚ T. Neal. (1980). Scales for Investigation of the Dual-Career Family. Journal of Marriage and Family‚ 42(2)‚ 269-276
Pendleton‚ Brian F.‚ Poloma‚ Margaret M. and Garland‚ T. Neal. (1982). An Approach to Quantifying the Needs of Dual-Career Families. Human Relations‚ 35(1)‚ 69-82
Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 133-134.