ERIC Number: EJ871473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Preliminary Psychometric Data for the "Academic Coping Strategies Scale"
Sullivan, Jeremy R.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v35 n2 p114-127 2010
The purpose of this article is to describe the psychometric characteristics of the "Academic Coping Strategies Scale" (ACSS), which was designed to assess college students' coping strategies within the context of a specific academic stressor. This article will present results of analyses of factor structure, internal consistency, test-retest stability, and validity evidence based on relationships with other variables. Results suggest that items can be grouped into three easily interpretable factors (i.e., Approach, Avoidance, and Social Support) and that preliminary psychometric data are mostly favorable. The article will also describe limitations of the study, directions for future research, and potential applications of the ACSS. An important next step in the development of the ACSS will be to modify the scale for use with middle and high school students so that professionals working in the schools will have a method of assessing academic coping strategies among youth. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Coping, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Stress Variables, Academic Achievement, Validity, Social Support Groups, Middle School Students, College Students, High School Students
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