Factorial validity and reliability of the tamil version of multidimensional scale of perceived social support among a group of participants in University Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia

Ng Chong Guan, Abdul Rasyid Sulaiman, Loh Huai Seng, Anne Yee Hway Ann, Suzaily Wahab, Subash Kumar Pillai

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: This study was done to validate the Tamil version of Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS-TV) among a group of Indian participants in University Malaya. Materials and Methods: Ninety-four people who took part in this study were given MSPSS-TV, Medical Outcome Study (MOS) social support survey, Malay version of Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Malay version of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), and English version of MSPSS. After a week, these participants were again required to complete the MSPSS-TV, but with the item sequences shuffled. Results: Internal consistency of this scale was excellent (Cronbach's alpha = 0.924), and both test-retest reliability (0.71) and parallel form reliability (0.92) were high (Spearman's rho, P<0.01). MSPSS-TV was negatively correlated with GHQ and BDI. Interpretation and Conclusions: The MSPSS-TV demonstrated sound psychometric properties in gauging the social support among a group of participants. It could therefore be used as a simple screening tool among the young educated Malaysians.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-388
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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Keywords

  • Perceived social support
  • Psychometric properties
  • Reliability
  • Tamil version
  • Validity

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  • Clinical Psychology

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Factorial validity and reliability of the tamil version of multidimensional scale of perceived social support among a group of participants in University Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia. / Guan, Ng Chong; Sulaiman, Abdul Rasyid; Seng, Loh Huai; Ann, Anne Yee Hway; Wahab, Suzaily; Pillai, Subash Kumar.

In: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, Vol. 35, No. 4, 10.2013, p. 385-388.

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