McGill Friendship Questionnaire- Friendship Functions

Author of Tool: 

Mendelson, M. J. & Aboud, F.

Key references: 

Mendelson, M. J. & Aboud, F. (1999). Measuring friendship quality in late adolescents and young adults: McGill friendship questionnaires. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 31, 130-132.

Mendelson, M. J., & Aboud, F. (1997). Measuring friendship quality in late adolescents and young adults: McGill friendship questionnaires. Unpublished manuscript.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The McGill Friendship Questionnaire- Friendship Function (MFQ-FF) is a 30 item questionnaire measuring feelings about a friend/friendship in late adolescence and adulthood. It is divided into 6 subscales based on functions of friendship: stimulating companionship, help, intimacy, reliable alliance, self-validation and emotional security. Statements of friendship functions are responded to on a 9-point scale from never (0) to always (8).

Background: 

The McGill Friendship Questionnaire – Friendship Functions (MFQ-FF) developed after the authors were involved in research on friendship in childhood and early adolescence (Aboud & Mendelson, 1996). The MFQ-FF seeks to examine 6 distinct friendship functions in late adolescence and adulthood. Individual friendships will vary in the degree to which they fulfill some or all of these functions.

Psychometrics: 

The psychometric properties of the instrument have been examined by Mendelson and Aboud (1997). This unpublished manuscript is available below.

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