Family Involvement Questionnaire

Measure DescriptionSource of measure Fantuzzo, J., Tighe, E., & Childs, S. (2000). Family Involvement Questionnaire: A multivariate assessment of family participation in early childhood education. Journal of educational psychology, 92(2), 367.
Mode of administration Parent report
Age range for useParents of children in preschool, kindergarten, and/or first grade.
Domains AssessedHome-School Communication, Home Based Involvement, School Based Involvement
Related Measures
BurdenTraining needed to administerMinimal staff training required for this self-report measure. Staff need to be familiar with all items before administering to a participant.
Minutes to complete10-15 minutes
# of items42
CostContact developer
Adaptation for AIAN useAdaptedNo
Developer allows adaptation?Unclear- contact developer
Used with AIAN populations?Yes
AIAN: Cronbach's alpha rangeCronbach's alpha = .79 -.90 (reported by Michigan State University)
AIAN: Evidence of validityNot yet available
Other populations: Cronbach's alpha rangeCronbach's alpha of the three scales ranged from .81 to .85 (Fantuzzo, McWayne, & Perry, 2004).
Other populations: Evidence of validityFantuzzo et al (2004) report that the three subscales correlate with one another and that the FIQ is correlated with documented parent volunteer experiences at Head Start.
SourceDeveloper Fantuzo, Tighe, & Childs, 2000
SummaryComments about sensitivity to change
General remarksSome researchers have found very little variability in parent report on this scale and question the usefulness. We recommend also considering the Home Learning Environment Scale (41 items).
From the developers, "It is to be used for research purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or other testing purposes. This measure was developed and validated using a target population of children in a large urban school district, which serves a large percentage of low-income, minority children. Use of these norms with a very different population is not recommended, in keeping with national standards for educational and psychological testing (Standard 12.3, AERA, APA, & NCME, 1999)."