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Table 5 Standardized factor loadings from confirmatory factor analysis for Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)

From: Validation of depressive symptoms, social support, and minority stress scales among gay, bisexual, and other men who have with men (GBMSM) in Nigeria, Africa: a mixed methods approach

Item 3 Factor
Significant Other (α = 0.81) Family (α = 0.80) Friends (α = 0.82)
1. There is a significant other I can lean ona 0.672   
2. There is a significant other who I can share my joys and sorrows witha 0.675   
3. I have a significant other who is a real source of comfort to mea 0.790   
4. There is a significant other in my life who cares about my feelingsa 0.708   
5. My family really tries to help me   0.820  
6. I get the love and support I need from my familya   0.835  
7. I can share my problems with my familya   0.581  
8. My family is willing to help me make decisions   0.579  
9. My friends are there for mea    0.755
10. I can count on my friends when things go wrong    0.821
11. I have friends who I can share my joys and sorrows witha    0.674
12. I can talk about my problems with my friends    0.673
  1. amodified from original question