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Psychometric Evaluation of a Coping Strategies Inventory Short-Form (CSI-SF) in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Clifton C. Addison, Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center
  • Brenda W. Campbell-Jenkins, Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center
  • Daniel F. Sarpong, Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center
  • Jeffery L. Kibler, Nova Southeastern University
  • Madhu Singh, Tougaloo College
  • Patricia Dubbert, Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Gregory Wilson, Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center
  • Thomas Payne, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Herman Taylor, Jackson Heart Study
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-31-2007
Keywords
  • Measurement,
  • Psychometric Analysis,
  • Coping,
  • African Americans,
  • Psychological Adaptation,
  • Health Surveys,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Health Status Indicators
Peer Reviewed
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Abstract
This study sought to establish the psychometric properties of a Coping Strategies Inventory Short Form (CSISF) by examining coping skills in the Jackson Heart Study cohort. We used exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, Pearson’s correlation, and Cronbach Alpha to examine reliability and validity in the CSI-SF that solicited responses from 5302 African American men and women between the ages of 35 and 84. One item was dropped from the 16-item CSI-SF, making it a 15-item survey. No significant effects were found for age and gender, strengthening the generalizability of the CSI-SF. The internal consistency reliability analysis revealed reliability between alpha = 0.58-0.72 for all of the scales, and all of the fit indices used to examine the CSI-SF provided support for its use as an adequate measure of coping. This study provides empirical support for utilizing this instrument in future efforts to understand the role of coping in moderating health outcomes.
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DOI
10.3390/ijerph200704040004
Citation Information
Clifton C. Addison, Brenda W. Campbell-Jenkins, Daniel F. Sarpong, Jeffery L. Kibler, et al.. "Psychometric Evaluation of a Coping Strategies Inventory Short-Form (CSI-SF) in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Vol. 4 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 289 - 295 ISSN: 1661-7827
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey-kibler/57/