Social support

Social Provisions Scale – 10 items (SPS-10)

The SPS-10 is the short version of the 24-item social provisions scale (Cutrona and Russell, 1987). The instrument measures the availability of social support (Information sheet 21, Questionnaire 18) from five types of social resources, i.e. attachment, social integration, confirmation of self-worth, material assistance, and orientation. It has sound psychometric properties (Caron, 2013). This instrument has been used in several cycles of the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), in particular in 2013-2014 and in 2015-2016, and in the 2012 mental health cycle, but the Infocentre does not disseminate its indicators.