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Social support in the general population: standardization of the Oslo social support scale (OSSS-3)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychology, July 2018
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Title
Social support in the general population: standardization of the Oslo social support scale (OSSS-3)
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BMC Psychology, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40359-018-0249-9
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Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, Lorenz Berg, Manfred E. Beutel, Andreas Hinz, Markus Zenger, Martin Härter, Urs Nater, Elmar Brähler

Abstract

The objectives of the study were to generate normative data for the Oslo Social Support Scale (OSSS-3) for different age groups for men and women and to further investigate the factor structure in the general population. Nationally representative face-to face household surveys were conducted in Germany in 2008 (n = 2524). Normative data for the Oslo Social Support Scale were generated for men and women (52.3% female) and different age levels (mean age (SD) of 48.9 (18.3) years). Men had mean scores comparable to women (10.1 [SD = 2.3] vs. 10.2 [SD = 2.2]). The EFA resulted in a clear one-factor solution for the OSSS-3. The normative data provide a framework for the interpretation and comparisons of social support with other populations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 194 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 13%
Student > Master 20 10%
Student > Bachelor 20 10%
Researcher 13 7%
Student > Postgraduate 12 6%
Other 33 17%
Unknown 71 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 33 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 10%
Social Sciences 12 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 2%
Other 18 9%
Unknown 85 44%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 June 2021.
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