An Investigation of Psychometric Properties of Coping Styles Scale Brief Form: A Study of Validity and Reliability

Bacanli H., Surucu M., İLHAN T.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.13, no.1, pp.90-96, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-96
  • Keywords: Coping, Coping Styles, Validity, Reliability, STRATEGIES, STRESS, DISTRESS, CHILDREN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the current study was to develop a short form of Coping Styles Scale based on COPE Inventory. A total of 275 undergraduate students (114 female, and 74 male) were administered in the first study. In order to test factors structure of Coping Styles Scale Brief Form, principal components factor analysis and direct oblique rotation was used. Factor analysis Results indicated that Coping Styles Scale Brief Form had 14 factors with two items. All factors explained 80.37% of the variance in the scale. In order to test concurrent validity of CSS-BF, the relationship between coping styles, social desirability, self-esteem, life satisfaction and A type personality were examined. Cronbach's alfa coefficient of subscales ranged from 0.39 (Restraint Coping) to 0.92 (Humor) and test re-tests (two weeks interval) coefficients were ranged from .44 (Restraint Coping) to .90 (Religion).