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Table 3 Methodological ratings of retrieved studies

From: A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the cross-cultural translations and adaptations of the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (MSPSS)

Version -Country Crosscultural validity Structural validity Internal consistency Reliability Hypothesis testing/construct validity Criterion validity
Divergent validity Convergent validity
Arabic women – USA Poor [5] Fair [5] Fair [5] Fair [5, 47] Fair [5]  
Arabic Generic – Lebanon Poor [27] Poor [27] Fair [27] Fair [27] Fair [27]   
Chichewa- Malawi Fair [26] Excellent [26] Excellent [26] Fair [26, 36]]    
Chinese (Simplified) – Malaysia Poor [12] Poor [12] Fair [12] Poor [12] Poor [12]   Poor [12]
Chinese (Traditional) – Hong Kong, China Poor [17] Poor [17] Fair [64, 65] Excellent [17] Fair [64, 80] Fair [64] Poor [17], [73, 76]
Fair [64, 75,76,77,78, 80,81,82,83,84]
Poor [73, 84]
Fair [74, 76, 78,79,80,81,82, 84]
Fair [17]
Chiyao – Malawi Fair [26] Excellent [26] Excellent [26] Fair [26]    
Creole- Haiti(USA) Poor [6]   Poor [6] Fair [6] Fair [6]   
French – France Poor [9] Fair [9] Fair [9] Fair [9] Fair [9]   
Hausa – Nigeria Good [7, 14] Excellent [14] Excellent [14] Fair [14] Fair [85]   
Korean-Korea Poor [87] Poor [87] Excellent [87] Fair [87] Fair [87]   
Luganda – Uganda Fair [13] Poor [13] Fair [13]     
Malay – Malaysia Poor [11] Poor [11, 88] Fair [11, 88] Poor [11] Poor [11, 88]: Fair [89] Poor [11] Poor [11]
Persian – Iran Poor [18] Poor [18] Fair [18] Fair [18] Poor [90, 91]   
Polish – Poland Good [92] Excellent [92] Excellent [92]   Fair [92, 93], Good [94] Fair [79, 92, 93], Good [94]  
Portuguese – Portugal Fair [32] Excellent [32] Excellent [32] Fair [32] Fair [96, 97], Good [32] Fair [96]  
Spanish – *USA, ** Spain Poor ** [99] Poor * [101], Fair ** [99] Fair * [101]   Fair ** [34, 98, 99] Fair ** [34, 98, 99]  
Swedish – Sweden Good [3] Poor [3] Good [3] Fair [3]   Good [3], Fair [102]  
Tamil – Malaysia Poor [87] Poor [87] Fair [87]   Poor [87] Poor [87] Poor [87]
Thai – Thailand Poor [44] Good [43, 44] Good [43, 44] Fair [44] Fair [28, 43, 44] Fair [28, 43, 44]  
Turkish (Original)– Turkey Poor [39] Poor [39, 41] Fair [39, 41]   Poor [41, 42], Fair [39, 40] Poor [41, 42] Fair [40]  
Turkish (Revised) – Turkey   Fair [29, 104] Fair [29] Poor [29] Fair [29] Poor [29]  
Urdu – Pakistan Poor [49] Poor [49] Fair [47] Poor [49]   Fair [45,46,47,48] Fair [47]  
  1. * and ** denotes findings from the USA and Spain respectively