THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE COPING RESPONSES INVENTORY ADULT FORM (CRI-A) AND TESTING ITS PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES


Atalay Ata D., BERK Ö. S.

ÖNERİ, vol.18, no.60, pp.582-596, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 60
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.14783/maruoneri.1081826
  • Journal Name: ÖNERİ
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.582-596
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Lazarus and Folkman’s Transactional Model of Stress and Coping highlights the significance of community- individual interaction in coping. Accordingly, CRI-A, as developed by Moos involves four sub-dimensions for each of approach and avoidance coping responses. The aim of this research to evaluate the psychometric properties of CRI-A. Data were collected from a total of 400 university students whose ages vary between 17- 48. Of the 250 participants, the validity of the Inventory has been tested through exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and correlations with Stress Coping Styles (SCSI), Locus of Control (LCI), and Eysenck Personality (EPI) Inventories. With the remaining 150 students, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) has been conducted. The results indicate that alpha coefficients of approach and avoidance subtests of CRI-A range between .60-.70, and .53-.68, respectively. CRI-A and most SCSI subtests, CRI-A’s avoidance and LCI scores, and CRI-A and EPI scores yielded significant correlations. The CFA showed good fit indices for the factor structure extracted from EFA. The findings provide acceptable evidence for the validity and reliability of CRI-A.