PSS-FA

AcronymDefinition
PSS-FAPerceived Social Support from Family
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As predicted, there was a significant negative correlation between participants' scores on the PSS-Fa and the HSCL (r = -.32, p < .01).
Although there was no a priori hypothesis, a final significant correlation worth noting was between EWB and PSS-Fa (r = .23, p < .05) indicating that participants who reported more social support from their family also reported significantly higher existential well-being.
TABLE 1 Mean and Standard Deviations for the Major Variables High Maltreatment Low Maltreatment Total (n = 64) (n = 94) (N=158) Measure M SD M SD M SD PSYCHAB 37.41 19.63 12.88 8.35 22.75 18.53 PHYSAB 8.22 7.98 0.89 1.18 3.83 6.26 HSCL 104.73 26.81 91.71 21.25 96.99 24.43 EWB 46.84 7.58 51.74 6.57 49.27 7.49 RWB 40.76 13.63 40.00 15.32 40.38 14.45 PSS-Fa 14.42 5.74 16.94 4.19 15.68 5.16 PSS-Fr 16.73 3.07 16.81 3.50 16.77 3.33 Note.
Table 1 Means and Standard Deviations for the predictor Variables and the CDI Boys Girls Measure M SD M SD SLE 24.45 15.77 33.01 17.84 CDI 14.66 7.03 14.69 6.88 DAS 89.06 16.75 89.01 13.93 PSS-Fr 24.32 6.13 27.36 6.92 PSS-Fa 23.98 7.59 25.42 8.72 SLE = Stressful Life Events, CDI = Children's Depression Inventory, DAS = Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale, PSS-Fr = Perceived Social Support from Friends PSS-Fa = Perceived Social Support from Family.
The ADL-MS and PSS-Fa scores were significant predictors of burden, accounting for 44.3% of the variance (multiple R = 0.666; [R.sup.2] = 0.443).
Characteristics of Measurement Instruments Possible Actual Scale Mean Range Range Alpha Burden (ZBI) 23.6 0-88 17-59 0.93 Marital Satisfaction (KMSS) 17.3 3-21 7-21 0.94 Perceived Social Support (PSS-Fa) 89.2 20-120 63-120 0.93 Activities of Daily Living (ADL-MS) 57.3 0-75 25-72 0.77 Psychological Well-Being (ABS) 30.6 10-40 20-40 0.77 Table 2.
The study aimed to test the psychometric qualities of PSS-Fa and PSS-Fr scales (Procidano & Heller, 1983), and their concurrent validity.
Keywords: PSS-Fa, PSS-Fr; perceived social support; concurrent validity.
Concurrent Validity of the Mexican Version of the Perceived Social Support from Family and Friend Scales (PSS-Fa & PSS-Fr)
As would be expected, the APES-M and APES-D loaded on one factor, identified as "negative stressors." Contrary to original projections, though in keeping with a more parsimonious conceptualization, the PSS-Fa, PSS-Fr, POS, and PSSS loaded on the second factor, identified as "coping resources."
Only one mediating latent variable, consisting of the PSS-Fr, PSS-Fa, POS, and PSSS, was used in the final model (see Figure 4).
Similarly, Procidano and Heller (1983) found that the PSS-Fr was more highly associated with measures of social competence than was the PSS-Fa. Taken together, these findings suggest that general orientation to solving problems and perceptions of family functioning better predict adolescent adjustment problems than do social skills.