Inventory of Social Supportive Behavior (ISSB)

Inventory of Social Supportive Behavior (ISSB)
Barrera‚ Sandler‚ & Ramsay‚ 1981‚ Kaul‚ 1995
1.    Looked after a family member while you are away
2.    Was right with you (physically) in a stressful situation
3.    Told you what she/he did in a situation that was similar to yours.
4.    Did something together to help you get your mind off things
5.    Went with you to someone who could take action.
6.    Expressed esteem or respect for a competency or personal quality of yours.
7.    Gave you some information on how to do something
8.    Comforted you by showing you some physical affection
9.    Gave you some information to help you understand a situation you were in
10.Provided you with some transportation
11.Listened to you talk about your personal
12.Loaned or gave you something(a physical object or money) that needed
13.Agreed that what you wanted to do was right.
14.Said things that made your situation clear and easier to understand.
15.Told you how she/he felt in a situation that was similar to yours.
16.let you know that he/she will always be around if you need assistance.
17.Expressed interest and concern in your well being
18.Told you who you should see for assistance
19.Told you what to expect in a situation that was about to happen
20.Taught you how to do something.
21.Pitched in to help you do something that needed to be done
1.    Looked after a family member when you were away
2.    Was right there with you (physically) in a stressful situation
3.    Provided you with a place where you could get away for awhile
4.    Watched after your possessions when you were away (pets‚ plants‚ home‚ apartment‚ etc.)
5.    Told you what he/she did in a situation that was similar to yours
6.    Did some activity with you to help you get your mind off things
7.    Talked with you about some interests of yours
8.    Let you know that you did something well
9.    Went with you to someone who could take action
10.Told you that you were ok just the way you are
11.Told you that she/he would keep the things that you talked about private-‎-just between the two of you
12.Assisted you in setting a goal for yourself
13.Made it clear what was expected of you
14.Expressed respect for something you did well
15.Gave you some information on how to do something
16.Suggested some action that you should take
17.Gave you over $25
18.Comforted you by showing you some physical affection
19.Gave you some information to help you understand a situation that you were in
20.Provided you with some transportation
21.Checked back with you to see if you followed the advice that you were given
22.Gave you under $25
23.Helped you understand why you did not do something well
24.Listened to you talk about your private feelings
25.Loaned/gave you something (a physical object other than money) that you needed
26.Agreed that what you wanted to do was right
27.Said things that made your situation clearer and easier to understand
28.Told you how he/she felt in a situation that was similar to yours
29.Let you know that he/she would always be around if you needed assistance
30.Expressed interest and concern in your well-being
31.Told you that she/he felt very close to you
32.Told you who you should see for assistance
33.Told you what to expect in a situation that was about to happen
34.Loaned you over $25
35.Taught you how to do something
36.Gave you feedback on how you were doing without saying it was good or bad
37.Joked and kidded to try to cheer you up
38.Provided you with a place to stay
39.Pitched in to help you do something that needed to get done
40.Loaned you under $25
a) Directive guidance‚ including teaching skills‚ giving feedback
and providing advice; (b) Non-directive/emotional support‚ involving expressions of
intimacy‚ unconditional availability‚ esteem and trust; (c) Positive social
interaction/cognitive information‚ such as talking about common interests‚ joking and
kidding; and (d) Tangible assistance‚ including providing physical assistance‚ shelter‚
money etc .
1 = Not at all‚ 2 = Once or twice‚ 3 = Once a week‚ 4= Several times a week‚ 4 = Every day

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