Validation of the mindful coping scale
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Original versionTharaldsen, K.B. and Bru, E. (2011) Validation of the mindful coping scale. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties , 16(1), pp. 87-103 10.1080/13632752.2011.545647
The aim of this research is to develop and validate a self-report measure of mindfulness and coping, the mindful coping scale (MCS). Dimensions of mindful coping were theoretically deduced from mindfulness theory and coping theory. The MCS was empirically evaluated by use of factor analyses, reliability testing and nomological network validation. The study’s participants were high school students from two high schools, covering all streams. Further validation was obtained by correlating the MCS-subscales with an appraisal theory-based measure of coping strategies. Results from factor analyses supported the proposed measurement model and Cronbach’s alphas indicated good internal consistency for the four sub-scales. Furthermore, correlations with instrument for measuring coping were mainly in accordance with our expectations. The above supports the validation of our instrument.
This is an electronic copy of an article that was originally published by Taylor & Francis as follows: Tharaldsen, K.B. and Bru, E. (2011) Validation of the mindful coping scale. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties , 16(1), pp. 87-103. For the original article; see http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632752.2011.545647.