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Table 4 Item characteristics of the OSSS

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

Item M (SD) Discriminatory Power α, if item is deleted
Close Network 2.81 (0.77) rit = .403 α = .615
Concern/Interest of others 3.72 (1.14) rit = .511 α = .460
Neighbors 3.63 (1.00) rit = .469 α = .514
OSSS-3 (total) 10.16 (2.25)   
  1. Notes: α = Cronbach’s Alpha; rit = discriminatory power of the item
  2. OSSS Oslo Social Support Scale