The Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion questionnaire Brief Form (P-NSC-BF) is a 9-item instrument that measures respondents' perceptions of neighborhood social resources in French and German. The 3 factors measured by the P-NSC-BF are trust, attachment to the neighborhood, and tolerance. The original questionnaire is represented by 8 factors tapping both perceived and structural aspects of social capital.
1. Most people in this area can be trusted.
2. People in this area will take advantage of you.
3. If you were in trouble, there are a lot of people who would help you.
4. Most people in this area are friendly.
5. People in this area have lots of community spirit.
6. People in this area do things to help the community.
7. People in this area treat each other with respect.
8. People in this area are tolerant of others who are not like them.
9. In this area there are people who belong and some who don't.
7-point Likert scale
Dupuis, M., Baggio, S. & Gmel, G. (2017). Validation of a brief form of the Perceived Neighborhood Social Cohesion questionnaire. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(2), 218-227. doi: 10.1177/1359105315600234
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