Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)

The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) is a 12-item questionnaire to identify an individual’s perceived level of social support with family, friends, and significant others.

ITEM CODING

Each item is scored on a scale from 1 to 7:

1 = Very Strongly Disagree

2 = Strongly Disagree

3 = Mildly Disagree

4 = Neutral

5 = Mildly Agree

6 = Strongly Agree

7 = Very Strongly Agree

SCALES

Family: 3, 4, 8, 11

Friends: 6, 7, 9, 12

Significant Other: 1, 2, 5, 10

RESOURCE FILES

MSPSS Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

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.