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Measure: Perceived Social Support Conflict   #180700


These questions are used to measure both perceived positive and negative social interactions with three individuals/groups: (1) spouse/partner, (2) other members of the family, and (3) friends.


The nature of interactions with spouse/partner, family members, and friends provides a sense of an individual’s perception of the amount of positive support (e.g., love, care, concern) and negative support (e.g., demand, critique) that individuals have at their disposal. The outcomes can be independent of the size of a person’s network or network connections. This measure taps into the affective "temperature" of individuals’ social networks.



Psychosocial, social support, conflict, relationship, Midlife in the United States, MIDUS, connectedness

Measure Release Date: December 13, 2010

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