Factor Structure of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) in Japanese Workers


Different models of factor structure were proposed for the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) as a measure of coping style. This study confirmed psychometric properties and stability of the factor structure and differences among models for various age groups. The CISS of the Japanese version and the Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL) were administered to a sample of 781 Japanese workers. Using factor analysis, three-, four-, and five-factor models were examined. Simultaneous multiple-group analysis was conducted using samples of 568 workers and 507 students. The five-factor model was more robust than the original three- and four-factor models. Reliabilities and applicability for a wide age range were confirmed. In terms of predictive validity, symptoms of somatization, obsessive-compulsiveness, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, and anxiety were positively related with Rumination coping.

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Takagishi, Y. , Sakata, M. & Kitamura, T. (2014). Factor Structure of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) in Japanese Workers. Psychology, 5, 1620-1628. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.514172.

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