Comparative Study

| Published: June 20, 2017

Development and Psychometric Assessment of Social Support Scale for Within Country Migrated Students

Khan Abraruzzaman Khan

Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, B. Hasan

Psychometrics Laboratory, School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

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The objective of the present piece of work was to the development and psychometric assessment of social support scale for within country migrated students (SSS-WCMS). Following the incidental cum random sampling technique, 200 North Indian students within the age range of 18 to 24 years were drawn from different colleges of Warangal districts, Telangana, India. Dimensions of social support were decided on the basis of literature. Items were pooled out by unstructured interviews. Exploratory factor analysis (FEA) of 18-item pool yielded a 14-item measure with four independent dimensions viz. emotional support, informational support, companionship support and tangible support. The items communalities ranges are greater than .400. Overall variance explained by all these factors is 53.90%. Confirmatory factor analysis also confirmed the explored all four factors from the EFA. The findings indicated that SSS-WCMS has sufficient convergent and discriminant validity. The composite reliability was more than .700 for each of the five factors. It is concluded that there is sufficient empirical and statistical evidence of composite reliability, construct, convergent, discriminant validities of SSS-WCMS.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017

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