Significant Others Scale (SOS)

To what extent can you . . . ?
To what extent would you like to be able to . . . ?
1.    trust‚ talk to frankly and share feelings with;
2.    lean on and turn to in times of difficulty;
3.    get interest‚ reassurance and a good feeling about yourself;
4.    get physical comfort;
5.    resolve unpleasant disagreements if they occur;
6.    get financial and practical help;
7.    get suggestions‚ advice and feedback;
8.    visit them or spend time socially;
9.    get help in an emergency;
10.share interests and hobbies and have fun with;
 
name/relationship:
1        a        can you trust‚ talk to frankly and share feelings with this person?
          b        what rating would your ideal be?
                  
2        a        can you lean on and turn to this person in times of difficulty?
          b        what rating would your ideal be?
                  
3        a        do they give you practical help?
          b        what rating would your ideal be?
                  
4        a        can you spend time with them socially?
          b        what rating would your ideal be?
                  
 
Emotional support‚ Practical support
 
1 = never to 7 = always
 

Power‚ M.J.‚ Champion‚ L. A.‚ Aris‚ S. J. (1988). The development of a measure of social support: The Significant Others (SOS) Scale. British Journal of Clinical Psychology‚ 27(4)‚ 349-358.

Champion‚ L. A & Power‚ M. J. (1995). Social and cognitive approaches to depression: Towards a new synthesis‚ British Journal of ClinicalPsychology‚ 34‚ 485-503