Dimensions of Social Support from the Perspective of Filipino Adolescents
The importance of social support in people’s lives and well-being is well established. Furthermore, the research literature has presented social support as a multidimensional concept. While there are several typologies of social support in Western literature, there is, as yet, no Filipino typology. In this study, a multidimensional framework of social support from the perspective of Filipino adolescents was developed and validated. A mixed methods design and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) show that there are 11 types of social support. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Fernandez, K.G., Ortega, R.A.L., & Lirios, J.J.B. (2013). Dimensions of Social Support from the Perspective of Filipino Adolescents. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 46(1), 71-87.