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| Published: May 30, 2017

Coping Behavior Assessment Scale (Indian Adaptation): Establishing Psychometrics Properties

Dr. Gaukaran Janghel

Ph. D Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, Lt. Lakhiram Agrawal Memorial Govt. Medical College Raigarh, C G, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Priyamvada Shrivastav

Professor and HOD, School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, C.G., India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: DIP 18.01.077/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.077

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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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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP 18.01.077/20170403

10.25215/0403.077

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017