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ERIC Number: EJ915350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Validation of the Mindful Coping Scale
Tharaldsen, Kjersti B.; Bru, Edvin
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v16 n1 p87-103 Mar 2011
The aim of this research is to develop and validate a self-report measure of mindfulness and coping, the mindful coping scale (MCS). Dimensions of mindful coping were theoretically deduced from mindfulness theory and coping theory. The MCS was empirically evaluated by use of factor analyses, reliability testing and nomological network validation. The study's participants were high school students from two high schools, covering all streams. Further validation was obtained by correlating the MCS-subscales with an appraisal theory-based measure of coping strategies. Results from factor analyses supported the proposed measurement model and Cronbach's alphas indicated good internal consistency for the four sub-scales. Furthermore, correlations with instrument for measuring coping were mainly in accordance with our expectations. The above supports the validation of our instrument. (Contains 2 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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