The Social Support Inventory (SSI) is a 20-item self-reported measure of social support pertaining to emotional support, informative support, social companionship, or instrumental support.
Geographies Tested: Netherlands
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Much too little support -1
Too little support - 2
Enough support - 3
Too much social support - 4
Much too much support - 5
A total measure of social support can be obtained by summation of all the item scores.
Timmerman, I. H., EmanuelsZuurveen, E. S., & Emmelkamp, P. G. (2000). The Social Support Inventory (SSI): A brief scale to assess perceived adequacy of social support. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy: An International Journal of Theory & Practice, 7(5), 401-410.
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