Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)

Zimet‚ G. D.‚ Dahlem‚ N. W.‚ Zimet‚ S. G.‚ & Farley‚ G. K. (1988)
Edwards‚ L. M. (2004)
 
 
1 There is a special person who is around when I am in need.
2 There is a special person with whom I can share joys and sorrows.
3 My family really tries to help me.
4 I get the emotional help and support that I need from my family.
5 I have a special person who is a real source of comfort to me.
6 My friends really try to help me.
7 I can count on my friends when things go wrong.
8 I can talk about my problems with my family.
9 I have friends with whom I can share my joys and sorrows.
10 There is a special person in my life who cares about my feelings.
11 My family is willing to help me make decisions.
12 I can talk about my problems with my friends.
 
Zimet et al.‚ 1988
Family 0.87
Friends 0.85
Significant Other 0.91
Total Scale 0.88
 
This instrument can be found on pages 64-65 of Latino Families and Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=23171&Itemid=
 
 
1 = Very strongly disagree
2 = Strongly disagree
3 = Mildly disagree
4 = Neutral
5 = Mildly agree
6 = Strongly agree
7 = Very strongly agree
 

Zimet‚ G. D.‚ Dahlem‚ N. W.‚ Zimet‚ S. G.‚ & Farley‚ G. K. (1988). The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support.Journal of Personality Assessment‚ 52(1)‚ 30-41.

Edwards‚ L. M. (2004). Measuring perceived social support  in Mexican American youth: Psychometric properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. HispanicJournal of Behavioral Sciences‚ 26(2)‚ 187-194..