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ERIC Number: EJ816888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Development and Analyses of the Coping Stress Inventory
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; Pierce, Devin; Young, Adena
College Student Journal, v42 n2 p254-264 Jun 2008
This is a report on the development of a coping stress inventory and the analyses of the data collected from 344 participants. The Coping Stress Inventory, CSI, with 16 items intercorrelated in the categories (Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive Appraisal). The internal consistency for the CSI was 0.77. Responses to the CSI were compared (a) between 79 participants who rated a stressful experience that was of medium meaningfulness and importance and 265 participants who rated a stressful experience of very meaningfulness and importance and (b) between men and women. Results showed that the group who rated a stressful experience that was very meaningful and important used more strategies to deal with stress, such as, taking pain killers, crying, needing advice and moral support, and praying. When confronted with stressful situations, women tended to go to sleep, took pain killers, felt they needed moral support, wanted to take out on others, and prayed; whereas, men tended to get angry and hit others, and drank alcohol. Further analyses of the CSI responses were recommended. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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