2014 年 12 巻 2 号 p. 97-103
The Family System Test (FAST) is a technique for assessing the family cognition of subjects by means of dolls which are used to imitate real family members. In previous studies in Japan, Nakami and Katsurada (2010) created a three-generation family痴 evaluation system for the first time. They succeeded in making new evaluation criteria; however, since the samples they tested were limited to university students only, it needs to be applied to more subjects with different generations to make their system more reliable. In this study, their system was examined to see if family cognition of younger generations can be applied to it. As a result, as far as the evaluation of family cohesion was concerned, it was appropriate to evaluate a three-generation family as one system, but as for evaluation of family hierarchy, the results obtained were different from Nakami and Katsurada. In the case of children, they evaluate a grandfather doll higher than a mother doll, which makes it clear that for the children, grandfather has more influence on them than mother has. Thus, the results in this study suggest that Nakami and Katsurada criterion requires re-examination for a new evaluation of family hierarchy.