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    Psychometric properties of the Coping Strategy Indicator (CSI) in a study of coping behaviour amongst malawian students

    Ager, Alastair and MacLachlan, Malcolm (1998) Psychometric properties of the Coping Strategy Indicator (CSI) in a study of coping behaviour amongst malawian students. Psychology & Health, 13 (3). pp. 399-409. ISSN 0887-0446

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    The Coping Strategy Indicator (CSI; Amirkhan 1990) is an inductively derived measure of responses to adverse circumstances. Although seeking to isolate “a few fundamental strategies with wide applicability” (Amirkhan 1990). the initial validation studies were all based on Californian populations. The present study repork findings from completion of the CSI by 415 Malawian students as part of their enrolment health check up. Factor analysis (principal components analysis with varimax rotation) identified three factors with very similar structure and loadings to those identified by Amirkhan, namely, Support Seeking, Problem Solving and Avoidance. As with the initial validation study, there was some evidence of withdrawal and distraction forming identifiable sub-components of Avoidance. The CSI does appear to provide a measure of core coping strategies which is robust across cultural settings, the theoretical implications of which are considered. The influence of factors such as age and gender on CSI scores is discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Coping strategy; support seeking; problem solving; avoidance; culture;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16443
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    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 15:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychology & Health
    Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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