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ERIC Number: EJ947522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Measurement of Post-War Coping and Stress Responses: A Study of Bosnian Adolescents
Benson, Molly A.; Compas, Bruce E.; Layne, Christopher M.; Vandergrift, Nathan; Pasalic, Hafiza; Katalinksi, Ranka; Pynoos, Robert S.
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v32 n6 p323-335 Nov-Dec 2011
We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Responses to Stress Questionnaire (RSQ; Connor-Smith, Compas, Saltzman, Thomsen, & Wadsworth, 2000) in a sample of Bosnian youth (N = 665; age = 15 to 20 years) five years post-war. Participants reported on their coping and involuntary responses to post-war stressors including trauma reminders, loss reminders, and family conflict. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a four-factor model comprised of primary control engagement coping, secondary control engagement coping, disengagement coping, and involuntary stress responses. Results support the reliability and validity of the RSQ to adolescents growing up in stressful post-war contexts. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina