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ERIC Number: ED263214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-18
Pages: 19
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Sense of Coherence: Examination of the Construct.
Dana, Richard H.; And Others
The Sense of Coherence (SOC) construct, proposed by Antonovsky, has the following three components: (1) Comprehensibility (COMP), the cognitive sense that stimuli confronted convey structured and clear information; (2) Manageability (MAN), the sense that resources at one's disposal are adequate for successful coping; and (3) Meaningfulness (MEAN), the emotional counterpart of comprehensibility. Research instruments developed by Antonovsky, Payne, and Rumbaut to measure the Sense of Coherence construct were employed in this study. Subjects were 179 Univeristy of Arkansas psychology students. The following findings are reported: (1) Antonovsky and Rumbaut total scores measure a similar construct; (2) Antonovsky subscales are highly correlated with the total SOC score; (3) relationships between most Antonovsky and Payne subscales are significant; (4) subscale intercorrelations are appreciably higher for Antonovsky subscales than for Payne subscales; (5) independent construct measures for COMP, MAN, and MEAN are consistently associated only with Antonovsky subscales, (6) Antonovsky total and subscale correlations with health measures are consistent in direction and significance; (7) Antonovsky total score and subscale measures are consistently and predictably related to Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC) components; and (8) Antonovsky total score and subscore measures are positively and significantly related to both social support indices. The Antonovsky SOC instrument is a more adequate measure of salutogenesis than either the Payne or Rumbaut instruments. References and eight tables are appended. (LMO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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