MSPSS

AcronymDefinition
MSPSSMultidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support
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(2001) found the total Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the MSPSS to be 0.89, and the Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the subscales to are 0.85 for the family, 0.88 for the friend, and 0.92 for the special person subscales.
The unique aspect of MSPSS on the inclusion of support from a significant other allows us to investigate the role of employer, MHW and MHV.
Family support was assessed using a 12-item MSPSS from family, friends, and significant others.[48] Each item is scored 1-7 as follows: very strongly disagree = 1; strongly disagree = 2; mildly disagree = 3; neutral = 4; mildly agree = 5; strongly agree = 6; and very strongly agree = 7.
The research protocol include Demographic sheet, Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC), The World Health Organization Quality Of Life (WHOQOL), The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS).
Caregivers had prevalently a low educational levels (30.1% had no formal title/basic level education, and 24.9% completed only the primary school) and showed a moderate level of social support (MSPSS 62.1 [+ or -] 13.8), especially from family and others.
The Urdu version of MSPSS (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, and Farley, 1988) was used.
Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) initially developed by Zimet,Dahlem, Zimet and Farley12 and translated in Urdu language by Batool13 was used in present study which, comprises of 12 items.
Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) by Zimet et al., (1988) was used to ascertain perceived social support.
MSPSS. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS; Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet & Farly, 1988) is a 12-item measure that involves questions pertaining to ones perceived level of social support they are receiving from family, friends, and significant others.