The psychometric properties of the COPE inventory in Turkish sample: a preliminary research
Agargün, M.Y.; Beşiroğlu, L.; Kıran, Ü.K.; Özer, Ö.A. and Kara, H. (2005) The psychometric properties of the COPE inventory in Turkish sample: a preliminary research. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 6 (4). pp. 221-226. ISSN 1302-6631
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Coping strategies covers specific behavioral and psychological efforts using to cope the negative consequences of stressful life events. The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the COPE in a Turkish sample. Forty-seven healthy subjects (21 men, 26 women) were included in the study. The mean age of the sample was 26.0±4.8. The internal consistency and homogeneity were examined using the Cronbach α and Pear-son correlation analysis. The Student`s t test and Pearson correlation analysis were used for test-retest reliability. The scale showed high internal consistency (α=0.79). A high test-retest correlation level was obtained for the subscale scores and total scores of the scale. All of the item scores were correlated with the total scores. These findings suggest that COPE is a reliable instrument for assessing coping strategies. The discriminating validity of the COPE should be examined in different patient groups.
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