Perceived Social Support Survey (Dahlem, 1988)

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements:

1. There is a special person who is around when I am in need. SO
2. There is a special person with whom I can share my joys and sorrows. SO
3. My family really tries to help me. Fam
4. I get the emotional help and support I need from my family. Fam
5. I have a special person who is a real source of comfort to me. SO
6. My friends really try to help me. Fri
7. I can count on my friends when things go wrong. Fri
8. I can talk about my problems with my family. Fam
9. I have friends with whom I can share my joys and sorrows. Fri
10. There is a special person in my life who cares about my feelings. SO
11. My family is willing to help me make decisions. Fam
12. I can talk about my problems with my friends. Fri

Fam: family
Fri: Friends
SO: Significant other

Source: Zimet, G. D., Dahlem, N. W., Zimet, S. G., & Farley, G. K. (1988). The multidimensional scale of perceived social support. Journal of personality assessment, 52(1), 30-41.

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