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NDACAN Measure Details

Maternal Social Support Index (MSSI)


The Maternal Social Support Index (MSSI)/Father Involvement is a 21-item questionnaire designed to quickly assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of a mother's social support


Pascoe, J.M., Ialonga, N.S., Horn, W.F., Reinhart, M.A. & Perradatto, D. (1988). The reliability and validity of the maternal social support index. Family Medicine. 20(4), 271-276.

Pascoe, J.M., Walsh-Clifford, N. & Earp., J.A. (1982). Construct validity of a maternal social support scale. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 3(2), 122.