Family Obligations asks parents and children to rate a series of statements related to how important it is for children to spend time with their families, help their families, and to respect older members of their families. The first 11 statements ask the parent and child to rate on a scale from 1=almost never to 5=almost always how often the child is expected to spend time with and help their family. The other 7 statements ask the parents and children to rate on a scale from 1=not important to 5=very important how important certain family practices and relationships are. The Family Obligations section of the parent and child interviews were adapted from Fulgini, Tseng & Lam (1999).
Fuligni, A. J., Tseng, V. and Lam, M. (1999), Attitudes toward Family Obligations among American Adolescents with Asian, Latin American, and European Backgrounds. Child Development, 70: 1030–1044. doi: 10.1111/1467-8624.00075