Social support scale for children

Published26th September 2014

Measure children’s perceived social support. This scale was designed to tap into the perceived support which significant others (parents, teacher, classmates and close friends) manifest toward the self. The scale measures whether perceived regard from others directly impacts perceived regard for the self. Furthermore, the scale can support consideration of the extent to which certain significant others had more or less of an impact that others.


Four subscales (parent, classmate, teacher, close friend) make up a 24 item scale.

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