Exploratory Factor Analysis for the Multidimensional Scale for Perceived Social Support in a Spanish Sample
Social support is essential to an individual’s overall mental and physical health. Social support is measured with the MSPSS (Zimet et al., 1988). In the current study the MSPSS was translated into Spanish and administered to a Spanish elderly sample. EFA was conducted to determine the validity of the translation. EFA showed high validity, however a difference in the number of factors from the English MSPSS.