Scale of Perceived Social Support- Significant Other Adult
Canty-Mitchell & Zimet 2000
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 my joys and sorrows.
3. I have a special person who is a real source of comfort to me.
4. There is a special person in my life who cares about my feelings.
This instrument can be found on page 103-104 of Assessing Outcomes in Child and Youth Programs: A Practical Handbook‚ available online at: http://fyi.uwex.edu/topic/youth/
Response choices for this scale are: Rarely or Never =1‚ A Little Bit =2‚ Sometimes =3‚ A Good Part of the Time =4‚ Always =5.Items are summed to produce the total score. Higher scores indicate higherlevels of perceived social support.
Canty-Mitchell‚ J & Zimet‚ G. D. (2000). Psychometric properties of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support in urban adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology‚ 28 (3)‚ 391- 403.