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Social Adjustment Scale–Self-Report

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.


The SAS–SR provides you with an understanding of an individual’s level of satisfaction with his or her social situation. It is often used to evaluate the efficacy of treatment by revealing the effect treatment is having on the respondent. The SAS–SR is used by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals in clinical or research settings.

How to Use the Assessment
The SAS–SR includes the original version, as well as the new short (SAS–SR: Short) and screener (SAS–SR: Screener) versions.

Social Adjustment Scale–Self-Report: Short (SAS–SR: Short)
The short version is ideal when time with the respondent is limited, but information from each role area is required. It provides scores for both the Instrumental and Expressive role areas; however, it does not provide as much detail at the item response level. It is effective for monitoring treatment progress and outcome assessment.

Social Adjustment Scale–Self-Report: Screener (SAS–SR: Screener)
The screener version is a unidimensional scale that is intended for screening, for test batteries, or for pharmaceutical research programs. It provides one score that indicates whether or not further examination may be necessary.
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Scales & Forms

  • Instrumental Role Performance
  • Expressive Role Performance
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Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.

Age Range 17 years and older

Administration Time SAS–SR: 20 minutes
SAS–SR: Short:
10 minutes
SAS–SR: Screener:
5 minutes

Administration Type Self-report

Qualification Level B

  • Handscored