| Published: May 30, 2017
Coping Behavior Assessment Scale (Indian Adaptation): Establishing Psychometrics Properties
DIP: DIP 18.01.077/20170403
The stress coping behavior scale (SCBS) was designed to measure the stress coping behavior of the Indian adult population. The brief cope scale was originally developed by Carver (1997). This measured stress coping styles and used as a base for the development of SCBS in Indian context. The main objective of the present study was to determine the psychometric properties of SCBS. The SCBS has 28 items assessing stress coping behaviors among adults. The analysis included basic items and scale description as well as concurrent validity data revealed 28 items SCBS. The statistical analysis of content through internal consistency of alpha (α) and construct validity as well as exploratory factor analysis, reliability provided evidence of significant, convergent and discriminate validity is significant evidence of the scale. The result of exploratory factor analysis revealed two important factors namely- Adaptive Coping and Maladaptive coping behavior, which are 15 items in adaptive coping behavior and 08 items in maladaptive coping behavior. The psychometric properties reveal that the scale is reliable and valid in the Indian population.
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© 2017 Janghel G, Shrivastav P
Received: March 22, 2017; Revision Received: May 17, 2017; Accepted: May 30, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017