Measurement of Time Involvement in Family Activities: Alternative Scaling Procedures for the Family Leisure Activity Profile Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018, 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This research note describes an alternative scaling procedure for the Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP; Zabriskie & McCormick, 2001). The alternative scaling procedure preserves the ratio-level character of responses to FLAP questionnaire items, and it produces an estimate of prevalence of participation with interpretable units of time (hours). In contrast, the traditional FLAP scoring approach produces scores on an arbitrary scale, and these scores can be distorted indicators of involvement in core and balance activities. The increased precision and greater variation produced by the alternative scoring procedure may be a key to more consistent findings regarding family leisure in future studies.

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  • 1.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Melton, K. K., & Ellis, G. D.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Melton, Karen K||Ellis, Gary D

publication date

  • November 2019