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Quality of Relationships Inventory - Father's Version (QRI-FV)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Questionário de Relações Interpessoais - Versão Pai

Original Version

Pierce, G. R., Sarason, I. G & Sarason, B. R. (1991)

Portuguese Version

Marques, D., Pinheiro, M. R., Matos, A. P., & Marques, C. (2015)

General Description

Studies about the specific relationships’ quality with the father are scarce. The quality of Relationships Inventory – QRI proposed by Pierce, Sarason and Sarason (1991), evaluates three important dimensions of relationships perceived by the adolescent: Support, Depth and Conflict. The present research aimed to test
the structure of QRI father ́s version (Neves & Pinheiro, 2006; Matos, Pinheiro & Marques, 2013 – Portuguese version), with a Confirmatory Factor Analysis and to study the relations between the QRI dimensions. Sample comprised 312 adolescents, 171 females and 141 males, aged between 12 and 17 (M= 13.77, DP= 1.16). The three-factor solution proposed by Pierce et al. (1991) was confirmed in this Portuguese adolescent sample. High positive associations between Support and Depth subscales, (r= .76) and low negative associations between these subscales and the Conflict subscale (r= -.13 and r= -.09) were found in the father’s version of QRI. Support and Depth, in the relationship with the father, seem to be especially related to each other, presenting negative associations with Conflict. The results suggest that this
instrument, with a three factor structure, can be used in future researches namely to study preventive interventions with adolescents and their families designed to diminish vulnerability to psychopathology, namely depression.

  • Marques, D., Pinheiro, M. R., Matos, A. P., & Marques, C. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis of the QRI Father’s Version in a Portuguese sample of adolescents. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 165, 267-274. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.12.631 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46997

  • Pierce, G. R., Sarason, I. G., & Sarason, B. R. (1991). General and relationship-based perceptions of social support: Are two constructs better than one? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 1028-1039. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.61.6.1028


Maria do Rosário Pinheiro – mrpinheiro@fpce.uc.pt