ERIC Number: EJ727121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Measuring Perceived Social Support in Mexican American Youth: Psychometric Properties of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support
Edwards, Lisa M.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v26 n2 p187-194 2004
The utility of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet,& Farley, 1988) was investigated within a sample of 290 Mexican American adolescents. Results suggested that the three-subscale structure (Family, Friends, and Significant Other) of the MSPSS was confirmed, and adequate internal reliability for the three scales was demonstrated as well. Support for construct validity was found by evaluating correlations from a perceived family support subscale as well as a satisfaction with family measure. It appears that the MSPSS is a useful measure for assessing perceived social support in Latino youth and as such can be used to further our understanding about social support from different sources in Latino adolescents.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Interpersonal Relationship, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Mexican Americans, Construct Validity, Adolescents, Social Support Groups
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