Semester of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
There are few psychometrically sound measures for assessing coping in adults. For example, a widely used measure of coping, the COPE, has highly unstable sub-scale analyses (Lyne & Roger, 2000). The scarcity of instruments developed using evidence based “best practice” is concerning as coping skills are linked to a variety of positive and negative outcomes. For example, positive coping skills have been linked to better health outcomes among various populations (Garnefski & Kraaij, 2006; Littleton, Horsley, John & Nelson, 2007). This study aimed to address the lack of psychometrically sound measures of coping for an adult population. The current study consisted of three phases. Phase 1 involved generating coping items for a wide range of adults. After eliminating redundant items, a list of potential items was generated. Phase 2 included 526 adults completing the questionnaire (Adult Coping Inventory-Pilot) in order to eliminate items based on factor loadings and internal consistency. The factor structure was also determined during this phase. Phase 3 assessed the construct, concurrent and incremental validity of the questionnaire with 526 adults who completed the Adult Coping Inventory and the Brief COPE along with a measure of psychological symptoms (Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale-21), and resiliency (Brief Resiliency Scale).
Hollas, Kristen, "Development and Initial Validation of the Adult Coping Inventory" (2020). LSU Master's Theses. 5213.
Kelley, Mary Lou
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