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Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support

A resource from York University

The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) is a brief research tool designed to measure perceptions of support from 3 sources: Family, Friends, and a Significant Other.

The MSPSS is free to use. Please simply credit the following paper (and any others that are relevant), if you use the scale:

Zimet GD, Dahlem NW, Zimet SG, Farley GK. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Journal of Personality Assessment 1988;52:30-41.