Personal Resource Questionnaire

Personal Resource Questionnaire 85-Part 2
PRQ85- Part 2
Brandt and Weinert .1981
1. There is someone I feel close to who makes me feel secure.
2. I belong to a group in which I feel important.
3. People let me know that I do well at my work (job‚ school).
4. I can’t count on my relatives and friends to help me with my problems.
5. I have enough contact with the person who makes me feel special.
6. I spend time with others who have the same interests I do.
7. There is little opportunity in my life to be giving and caring to another person.
8. Others let me know that they enjoy working with me (job‚ committees‚ projects).
9. There are people who are available if I needed help over an extended period of time.
10. There is no one to talk to about how I am feeling.
11. Among my group of friends we do favors for each other.
12. I have the opportunity to encourage others to develop their interests and skills.
13. My family lets me know that I am important for keeping the family running.
14. I have relatives or friends that will help me out even if I can’t pay them back.
15. When I am upset there is someone I can be with who lets me be myself.
16. I feel no one has the same problems as I.
17. I enjoy doing little “extra” things that make another person’s life more pleasant.
18. I know that others appreciate me as a person.
19. There is someone who loves and cares about me.
20. I have people to share social events and fun activities with.
21. I am responsible for helping provide for another person’s needs.
22. If I need advice there is someone who would assist me to work out a plan for dealing with the situation.
23. I have a sense of being needed by another person.
24. People think that I’m not as good a friend as I should be.
25. If I got sick‚ there is someone to give me advice about caring for myself.
This instrument can be found on pages 109-111 of An investigation of mediators of the relationship between social support and positive health practices in black late adolescents. Available online at:
1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Somewhat Disagree; 4=Neutral; 5=Somewhat Agree; 6=Agree; 7=Strongly Agree
Reverse scoring items 4‚ 7‚ 10‚ 16‚ and 24.

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