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

  • Laura Rubio Department of Educational Sciences. University of Burgos
  • Cristina G. Dumitrache Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology. University of Granada
  • Eulogio Cordón-Pozo Department of Business and Management. University of Granada
  • Ramona Rubio-Herrera Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology. University of Granada. Campus de Cartuja s/n. CP: 18071. Granada. Spain
Keywords: CSI, coping, elderly, psychometric properties, Spanish version


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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How to Cite
Rubio, L., Dumitrache, C. G., Cordón-Pozo, E., & Rubio-Herrera, R. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI) in elderly people. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(2), 355-365.