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Gülay Karadere (Dipl.-Psych.)
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Stress- und Coping-Inventar
The SCI is used to determine the current stress load and stress symptoms and to illustrate how to deal with stress using five coping strategies. It comprises 10 scales with 54 items: (A) Current stress load (1) Stress due to uncertainty, (2) Stress due to overload, (3) Stress due to loss and actual negative events, (4) Total stress: Total stress due to insecurity, threat, overload or loss in important areas of life, (5) Physical and psychological stress symptoms; (B) Stress coping (Coping) (1) Positive thinking, (2) Active stress coping, (3) Social support, (4) Keeping faith, (5) Increased alcohol and cigarette consumption. Reliability: Cronbach's alpha of the subscales varies between alpha = .69 and alpha = .88. Validity: The factorial structure was confirmed on the norming sample (N = 5 520). Furthermore, significant correlations with stress symptoms were found, as well as a reduction of stress symptoms by adaptive coping strategies, as expected. norms: Gender-specific norms are available for four age groups.
Satow, L. (2012). SCI. Stress- und Coping-Inventar [Verfahrensdokumentation, Fragebogen, Skalendokumentation und Beispielprofile]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name SCI
English Name Stress and Coping Inventory
Authors Satow, L.
Published in Test archive 2012
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Coping Behavior, Stress, Stress Reactions, Stress Management
Application age 16 years and older
Item number 54 items
Subscales (A) Current stress level (1) Stress due to uncertainty, (2) Stress due to overload, (3) Stress due to loss and actual negative events, (4) Total stress: Total stress due to insecurity, threat, overload or loss in important areas of life, (5) Physical and psychological stress symptoms; (B) Coping with stress (Coping) (1) Positive thinking, (2) Active stress management, (3) Social support, (4) Keeping faith, (5) Increased alcohol and cigarette consumption
Application time 15-20 min.
Interpretation time approx. 10 min (manual); > 1 min (automatic)
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .69-.88.
Validity Information on factorial validity; Correlation with physical and psychological stress symptoms; Reduction of stress symptoms.
Norms N = 5520; age and gender-specific standards
Applications Research, Therapy, Diagnostics
There is no abstract in English available. Information about the measure can be found under Overview.
There is no complete review in English available. Further information about the measure can also be found under Overview.
First published in
Satow, L. (2012). Stress- und Coping-Inventar (SCI): Test- und Skalendokumentation. Markdorf: Psychomeda.
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