Close Friend Support Subscale

Close Friend Support Subscale
This subscale is part of the Social Support Scale for Children (Harter‚ 1985).
Check only ONE box for each question. For each question‚ decide first which statement ismost like you. Then put an X in one of the answer boxes next to that statement. It shouldlook like the sample item below.
Really
True
for Me
Sort of
True
for Me
Some kids like to do fun things with a lot of other people.
BUT
Other kids like to do fun things with just a few people.
Sort of
True
for MeX
Really
True
for Me
Now continue…….
1. Some kids have a close friend who they can tell a problem to. BUT Other kids don’t have a close friend who they can tell a problem to.
2. Some kids have a close friend who really understands them. BUT Other kids don’t have a close friend who really understands them.
3. Some kids don’t have a close friend who they like to spend time with. BUT Other kids do have a close friend who they like to spend time with.
4. Some kids have a close friend who they can talk to about things that bother them. BUT Other kids don’t have a close friend who they can talk to about things that bother them.
5. Some kids don’t have a close friend who really listens to what they say. BUT Other kids do have a close friend who really listens to what they say.
6. Some kids don’t have a close friend who cares about their feelings. BUT Other kids do have a close friend who cares about their feelings.
·         School and Academics
·         Close Friend
This instrument can be found on page 135-136 of Assessing Outcomes in Child and Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook‚ available online at:http://fyi.uwex.edu/topic/youth/
Point values are assigned as follows:
1= Really True for Me
2= Sort of True for Me
3=Sort of True for Me
4= Really True for Me
Items 1‚ 2‚ and 3 are reverse coded. Responses are then summed to produce a final score.
Permission: Not needed to use this scale although the author requests that this
Harter‚ S. (1985)‚ Social Support Scale for Children. University of Denver‚ University Park‚ Denver‚ CO 80208‚ Ph: 303 871-2000‚ [email protected]