Assessing Chinese adolescents' social support: The multidimensional scale of perceived social support

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Abstract

The psychometric and factor-analytic properties of the Chinese version of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS-C) were investigated in a Hong Kong Chinese adolescent sample. Two factors were extracted from this sample and they are Friend and Family subscales. The reliability, concurrent validity, and construct validity of the MSPSS-C were also established. The MSPSS-C demonstrated excellent internal consistency including the two subscales. In terms of construct validity, the MSPSS-C correlated negatively with depression and anxiety assessed by the General Health Questionnaire. The concurrent validity of the MSPSS-C was demonstrated by the positive association between the MSPSS-C and the Lubben Social Network Scale. Copyright © 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-307
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

Citation

Chou, K.-L. (2000). Assessing Chinese adolescents’ social support: The multidimensional scale of perceived social support. Personality and Individual Differences, 28(2), 299-307. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8869(99)00098-7

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Social support
  • Scale validation
  • Chinese

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