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Social Adjustment Scale – Self-Report (SAS-SR) - Personality Studies

Pilkonis, Paul (2019) Social Adjustment Scale – Self-Report (SAS-SR) - Personality Studies. [Dataset] (Unpublished)

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This submission contains data and codebooks from several personality studies conducted 1990-2017, organized by assessment instrument. For demographic information about the study participants, please refer to Background Information Questionnaire (BIQ) - Personality Studies (


1. Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality ("Interpersonal Functioning")

Description: From Stepp et al: “The Social Adjustment Scale–Self-Report (SAS-SR) contains 42 items that assess role performance in the past 2 weeks across six domains: work/school role, social/leisure time, family outside the home, primary relationship, parental role, and family unit. Each item is rated on a 5-point scale, with higher scores indicating greater impairment in functioning. An overall adjustment score was obtained by summing the scores of all the items and dividing by the number of items actually answered.”

Data Notes: N/A

Reliability: From Stepp et al: “Because not all sections apply to all participants (e.g., those that do not have children do not complete questions regarding their parental role functioning), internal consistency estimates cannot be calculated. This measure was administered at baseline and 6-month follow-up and demonstrated high test–retest (r = .77, p < .001).”

Stepp, S. D., Hallquist, M. N., Morse, J. Q., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2011). Multimethod investigation of interpersonal functioning in borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2(3), 175-192

Weissman, M.M., & Bothwell, S. (1976). Assessment of social adjustment by patient self-report. Archives of General Psychiatry, 33(9), 1111-1115.


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Item Type: Dataset
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pilkonis, Paulpap1@pitt.edupap10000-0003-1075-0617
Date: 23 January 2019
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Psychiatry
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Funders: NIMH
Type of Data: Database
Copyright Holders: None
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 16:34
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 16:34


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