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ERIC Number: EJ924631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Perceived Stress in Young Carers: Development of a Measure
Early, Louise; Cushway, Delia; Cassidy, Tony
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n2 p165-176 Apr 2006
We report the development of a 5-factor, 31-item, "Young Carers Perceived Stress Scale" (YCPSS) from an initial 50-item pool. The scale was developed and tested on 108 young carers aged between 12-18 years, and acceptable Cronbach Alpha values were obtained for the individual factors and the overall scale. In addition, both the overall scale and individual factors produced a pattern of correlations with social support, burden of care, psychological distress, and coping, supporting the initial validity and utility of the scale.
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Language: English
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