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ERIC Number: EJ1095713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-3077
Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Parental Support Scale--Student Version
Yazedjian, Ani; Toews, Michelle L.
Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, v28 n1 p9-26 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Parental Support Scale-Student Version (PSS-SV), a measure examining students' perceptions of how their parents supported them as they navigated the college environment. A total of 1,351 students participated in the study. After conducting an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, the final scale consisted of 23 items and four factors: (a) Emotional Support, (b) Lack of Support, (c) Children as Sources of Support, and (d) Financial Support. The four subscales and the overall scale were related to measures of parental attachment and college adjustment, thus providing confirmation for the validity of the PSS-SV.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-6229; Fax: 803-777-4699; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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