Volume 11, Issue 3 (11-2005)                   IJPCP 2005, 11(3): 290-297 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghazanfari A. Validation of Adolescents Coping Scale. IJPCP. 2005; 11 (3) :290-297
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-59-en.html
, E-mail: Aghazan5@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Assessing reliability and validity of Adolescents Coping Scale (ACS) was in-vestigated.

Method: 1832 male and female high school students were selected randomly and assessed by the 80-items Adolescents Coping Scale and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ- 28). Factor analysis was used for internal consistency (α) and data concurrent validity, and reliability and validity of the scale was determined.

Results: There were 18 main strategies extracted from the ACS. The 18 strategies were cate-gorized as 3 main styles. The overall reliability of ACS was 0.87 and the reliability of produc-tive coping, referring to others, and non productive styles were respectively 0.82, 0.82 and 0.81. Validation results showed that productive coping and referring to others had a significant posi- tive association with mental health, while the non-productive coping style had a significant negative association with mental health.

Conclusion: The Adolescents Coping Scale (ACS) is valid and reliable for assessing coping strategies and coping style.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/02/19

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