A Validation of the Family Involvement Questionnaire-High School Version

Katlyn A. Grover, Minnesota Valley Education District (Mankato, MN)
Daniel Houlihan, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Kristie L. Campana, Minnesota State University, Mankato


The purpose of this study was to validate the Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ) for use in high school settings (9th-12th grade). After the FIQ was redesigned for use in the high school setting, 519 parents completed the questionnaire online. Internal consistency was for the 40-item questionnaire was high (α = 0.93). A confirmatory factor analysis failed to substantiate the FIQ-HS to the elementary version from which it was adapted. However, an exploratory factor analysis yielded three factors consistent with the FIQ-E. Family demographics were compared to participant responses, and significant effects of students’ school and special education status were found.