A Study of the Psychometric Properties of the Social Support Scale for Children
The Social Support Scale for Children (SSSC; Harter, 1985a) is one of the most commonly used measures of perceived social support and positive regard from others in children and young adolescents. Research on the validity of the SSSC, however, is limited. The current study examined the test-retest reliability, internal validity intersubscale correlations, and convergent validity of the SSSC. A confirmatory factor analysis was performed using structural equation modeling. The participants included 279 youth between the ages of 6 to 15 from three metropolitan areas in the Midwest. The results supported the reliability and validity of the SSSC. The results supported the four factor solution reported by Harter (1985a). Rewording or removal of two items is suggested.
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Lipski, D.M., Sifers, S.K., & Jackson, Y. (2014). A Study of the Psychometric Properties of the Social Support Scale for Children. Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36, 255-264.
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Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. Article published by Springer in Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, volume 36, issue number 2, June 2014, pages 255-264. Available online on October 9, 2013: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-013-9383-0.