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Validation of a coping self–efficacy scale in an African context / Mabet M. van Wyk

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dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Mabet Marie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-03T10:31:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-03T10:31:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4883
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Research Psychology))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2011.
dc.description.abstract Various scales have previously been developed to measure coping strategies (Taylor & Stanton, 2007; Devonport & Lane, 2006; Stapelberg, 1999) or self–efficacy (Carroll et al., 2005; Chen et al., 2001; Tipton & Worthington, 1984); and some of them have been validated in a South African context, but the validation of a coping self–efficacy scale as a single measurement has not been conducted in an African context. Therefore, the aim of this study was to validate Chesney et al.’s 2006 Coping Self–Efficacy Scale (CSE) in an African context. A multicultural convenience sample of 2 214 South African adolescents and adults, including both male and female participants, participated in this study. Measuring instruments such as the Coping Self–Efficacy Scale (CSE) (Chesney, Neilands, Chambers, Taylor & Folkman, 2006), the Mental Health Continuum - Short Form for adults (MHC–SF) (Keyes et al., 2008), the New General Self–Efficacy Scale (NGSE) (Chen, Gully & Eden, 2001; 2004), the Fortitude Questionnaire (FORQ) (Pretorius, 1998), the Patient Health Questionnaire: Depression Symptoms (PHQ–9) (Kroenke, Spitzer & Williams, 2001) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) (Goldberg & Hillier, 1979) were used in this study. Criterion–related validity of the CSE was established. Construct validity was determined by conducting confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses as well as SEM on the CSE. Results indicated a Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of 0.87 and satisfactory inter–item correlations ranging from 0.19–0.21. Criterion–related validity was satisfactory. Confirmatory analysis indicated a good fit and exploratory factor analysis confirmed the three major factors similar to Chesney et al.’s (2006) findings. Construct validity was further supported by SEM analysis, which confirmed the three–factor structure. The CSE can be viewed as reliable and valid for use in further research in the African context. Future studies should validate this scale in various population groups, with translated versions of the scale and with randomly selected groups. en_US
dc.publisher North-West University
dc.subject Coping self-efficacy scale (CSE) en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Validity en_US
dc.subject Reliability en_US
dc.subject Self-efficacy en_US
dc.subject Coping en_US
dc.subject Suid-Afrika en_US
dc.subject Geldigheid en_US
dc.subject Betroubaarheid en_US
dc.subject Selfdoeltreffendheid en_US
dc.title Validation of a coping self–efficacy scale in an African context / Mabet M. van Wyk en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.thesistype Masters en_US


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