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Table 5 Known group validity

From: The Swedish version of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) - a psychometric evaluation study in women with hirsutism and nursing students

Scales Women with hirsutism Mean (SD) Nursing students Mean (SD) t-value (df)a p-value ESb
MSPSS Total 62.50 (18.25) 73.24 (10.59) 5.79 (185.79) <0.001 0.85
MSPSS Family 21.22 (7.03) 24.12 (4.77) 3.92 (210.28) <0.001 0.54
MSPSS Friends 18.50 (7.99) 23.44 (4.54) 6.11 (183.33) <0.001 0.90
MSPSS Significant Others 22.72 (6.66) 25.69 (3.61) 4.49 (183.78) <0.001 0.66
  1. aAll t-test were corrected for unequal variance using the Satterthwaite’s degree of freedom.
  2. bCohen’s d effect size (>0.5 medium effect; >0.8 large effect).