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NDACAN Measure Details

Social Provisions Scale


Designed to examine the degree to which respondent’s social relationships provide various dimensions of social support. The instrument contains 24 items, four for each of the following: Attachment, Social Integration, Reassurance of Worth, Reliable Alliance, Guidance, and Opportunity for Nurturance. Half of the items describe the presence of a type of support and the others describe the absence of a type of support.


Cutrona, C.E. & Russell, D. (1987). The provisions of social relationships and adaptation to stress. In Jones, H. & Perlman, D. (Eds.), Advances in personal relationships: A research annual, 1987 (pp. 37-67). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.