Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support for Arab American adolescents.

@article{Ramaswamy2009AdaptationAP,
  title={Adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support for Arab American adolescents.},
  author={Vidya Ramaswamy and Karen Aroian and Thomas N. Templin},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 1-2},
  pages={
          49-56
        }
}
The multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) was revised for Arab American adolescents (MSPSS-AA). Items measuring social support from significant others were omitted and items measuring support from school personnel were added based on advice from cultural experts. The sample consisted of 635 Arab American young adolescents in metropolitan Detroit. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the proposed three-factor solution (family, friends, and school personnel). Internal… CONTINUE READING
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