Parent Support Subscale

This subscale is part of the Social Support Scale for Children Harter‚ 1985 This subscale is
 
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 haveparents whodon’t reallyunderstand them. BUT Other kids have parents who do really understand them.
2. Some kids have parents who don’t seem to want to hear about their children’s problems. BUT Other kids have parents who do want to listen to their children’s problems.
3. Some kids have parents who care about their feelings. BUT Other kids have parents who don’t seem to care very much about their children’s feelings.
4. Some kids have parents who treat their children like a person who really matters. BUT Other kids have parents who don’t usually treat their children like a person who matters.
5. Some kids have parents that like them they way they are. BUT Other kids have parents who wish their children were different.
6. Some kids have parents who don’t act like what their children do is important.
BUT Other kids have parents who do act like what their children do is important..
 
This instrument can be found on page 85-86 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
 

Harter‚ S. (1985)‚ Social Suppport Scale for Children. University of Denver‚ University Park‚ Denver‚ CO 80208‚ Ph: 303 871-2000‚ [email protected]