Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
DOMINGUEZ ESPINOSA, Alejandra del Carmen; SALAS MENOTTI, Irene; CONTRERAS BRAVO, Carolina e PROCIDANO, Mary E.. Concurrent Validity of the Mexican Version of the Perceived Social Support from Family and Friend Scales (PSS-Fa & PSS-Fr). rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.1, pp. 125-137. ISSN 0120-0534.
The study aimed to test the psychometric qualities of PSS-Fa and PSS-Fr scales (Procidano & Heller, 1983), and their concurrent validity. The sample consisted of college Mexican students ranging from 18 to 31 years of age. In order to determine the concurrent validity, the scales were correlated with other psychological measures theoretically related to the construct of Perceived Social Support, such as Perceived Stress (PSS), Optimism (LOT-R O), Pessimism (LOT-R P), Attachment Styles (RQ), Life Satisfaction (SWLS), Number and Social Supporters Satisfaction (SSQ6-N & SSQ6-S), Positive and Negative Affect (PANAS-PA & NA), and Social Desirability (MCSDS) as a control variable. Finally, extreme (high and low) groups for perceived social support from family and friends were compared in each of the criteria variables and several significant differences were found. Both scales, PSS-Fa & PSS-Fr, were found to have adequate convergent and divergent validity and discriminant power to measure perceived social support.
Palavras-chave : PSS-Fa; PSS-Fr; perceived social support; concurrent validity.