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NDACAN Measure Details

NSCAW Social Support [Adapted from Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Scale and Sarason Social Support Questionnaire-3]


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Sarason, I.M. Levine, H.M., Basham,R. B. & Sarason B.R. (1983). Assessing social support: The social support questionnaire. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44(1), 127-139. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.44.1.127

Sarason, I.G., Sarason, B.R., Shearin, E.N., & Pierce, G.R. (1987). A brief measure of social support: Practical and theoretical implications. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 4(4), 497-510. doi: 10.1177/0265407587044007

NSCAW Research Group (1999). NSCAW social support [Instrument adapted from Duke-UNC functional social support scale and Sarason social support questionnaire-3]. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute.