Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI) in elderly people

Laura Rubio, Cristina G. Dumitrache, Eulogio Cordón-Pozo, Ramona Rubio-Herrera

Abstract


The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI) in a sample of 243 older people age 55 to 99 years old. The first order factorial structure was similar to the structure of the original version of the CSI and to the Spanish adaptation with general population. Furthermore high levels of internal consistency and of convergent validity were observed in the different primary scales. Nevertheless the problem avoidance scale did not surpass the validity and reliability tests. Due to it we propose to delete two of the items of this scale.  On the other hand, in this study we confirmed the secondary and tertiary structure obtained in the original version of the inventory that was neither confirmed in the Spanish adaptation study nor the other studies on the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the CSI.

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CSI, coping, elderly, psychometric properties, Spanish version

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