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Revista Costarricense de Psicología

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SANCHEZ-ARAGON, Rozzana  and  CALLEJA, Nazira. Adaptation and Validation of the Satisfaction with Support Received from Partner Scale and the Design and Validation of the Willingness to Receive Social Support Scale. Rev. Costarric. Psic [online]. 2021, vol.40, n.1, pp.37-59. ISSN 1659-2913.

A couple’s relationship is one of the best scenarios where support manifests itself as a resource as well as a mainte- nance and satisfaction strategy between its members, nevertheless, its operationalization has been partially addres- sed but the willingness to receive and satisfaction with the support provided haven’t been studied. Therefore, this research was proposed to adapt and validate the Sarason et al. (1983) Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ) in the context of the couple’s relationship, to design and validate a measure of willingness to receive social support, both in Mexico, and evaluate the measurement invariance by sex for both scales. With the participation of 202 Mexican heterosexual couples, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were carried out in order to examine both the factorial conformation and the fit to the model and the possible variations by sex in each case. The measure of Satisfaction with Support received from Partner (formerly SSQ) provided three factors, which indicate specificities not previously reported, while the measure of willingness to receive social support was one-dimensional. Based on this, two measures were obtained whose reliability and validity indices were satisfactory for use in basic and applied research.

Keywords : Support; Couple Relationships; Measurement; Validation; Mexico.

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