Confirmatory factor analysis of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support in clinically distressed and student samples.

@article{Clara2003ConfirmatoryFA,
  title={Confirmatory factor analysis of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support in clinically distressed and student samples.},
  author={Ian P. Clara and Brian J Cox and Murray W Enns and Linda Murray and Laine J Torgrudc},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={265-70}
}
Previous authors (e.g., B. R. Sarason, Shearin, Pierce, & Sarason, 1987) have found that perceived social support can affect the emotional well-being of an individual. Consequently, the effective assessment of social supports is a key issue in both research and clinical practice. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS; Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, & Farley, 1988) divides perceived social support into 3 distinct constructs-that derived from Family members, from Friends, and from… CONTINUE READING

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