Re-examination of the psychometric characteristics of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support among Turkish university students

Erdinç Duru, Gregory Zimet, Ian P. Clara

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Abstract

The effectiveness of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS; Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, & Farley, 1988) was investigated with a sample of 340 Turkish university students. Results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses showed that the 3-subscale structure of the MSPSS was valid. In addition, the results verified that the MSPSS has high internal and test-retest reliability. These results indicate that the MSPSS and its subscales can be used in research related to university students in Turkey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-452
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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Psychometrics
Social Support
Students
Turkey
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
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Keywords

  • MSPSS
  • Perceived social support
  • Reliability
  • Turkish students
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Psychology

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