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Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviors (ISSB) « Family « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedFebruary 3, 2012
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CategoriesFamily, Quality of Life, Adolescents, Social, Surveys/Scales

Description

Background:
The following scale can be used to assess social support (Barrera et al., 1981). See Barrera et al., 1981, for information on development of subscales, and see Barrera et al., 1983, for identification of subscales through factor analyses.

Developers:
Manuel Barerra, Irwin N. Sandler, and Thomas B. Ramsay

Copyright:
Publisher: Plenum Publishing

References:
Barrera, M.J. & Ainlay, S. L. (1983). The structure of social support: A conceptual and empirical analysis. Journal of Community Psychology, 11, 133-143

Barrera, M.J., Sandler, I.N., & Ramsay, T.B. (1981). Preliminary development of a scale of social support: studies on college students. Journal of Community Psychology, 9, 435-447

Reliability:
Internal consistency:
Cronbach alpha = 0.926 to 0.94 (different administrations) (Barrera et al., 1981)