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Background: Developers: Copyright: References: Reliability: 21 item total support=0.80
Social Support Microsystem Scale (SOC) « Social « Surveys/Scales « Downloads
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The Social Support Microsystem Scale (SOC) was developed by modifying and elaborating Cauce’s Seminal Social Support Rating Scale (SSRS; Cauce te. al., 1982). The SOC was developed and and validated for poor, urban and culturally diverse adolescents to assess their self-reported transactions with family, peer, school, and neighborhood microsystems in order to assess social support or cohesion. Neighborhood relationships were operationalized in terms of cohesion or a psychological sense of community. The social support scale consists of 21 items, whereas the neighborhood component consists of six separate items (items 28 and 29 were added to this section based on CCH projects).
J Lawrence Aber
Katherine Anne Comtois
Robin L. Miller
Gillian Carty Roper
1995 Plenum Publishing Corporation
Seidmen et al. (1995). Development and validation of adolescent-perceived microsystem scales: social support, daily hassles, and involvement. American Journal of Community Psychology, 23 (3), 355.
The micosystem specific cronbach alpha’s ranged from 0.74 to 0.81 in various studies. The cronbach alpha’s within the validation paper:
Neighborhood specific support=0.83
21 item total support=0.80