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Religious Coping Scale : Ways of Religious Coping Scale (WORCS) « Coping Strategies « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedJanuary 31, 2012
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CategoriesCoping Strategies, Surveys/Scales, Religious/Spiritual

Description

Background:
The following scale can be used to assess religious coping strategies (Boudreaux et al., 1995).
The scale was validated on a sample that consisted primarily of Caucasians (80%, N=131) and
a small percentage of African-Americans (9%, N=15).

Two subscales have been identified through factor analysis:
1. Internal/private – items 1, 5, 12, 14, 15, 16, 24, 28, 31-35, 37, and 38
2. External/social – items 7, 8, 17, 20, 25, 26, 29, 30, 36, and 40

.Developers:
Edwin Boudreaux, Sheryl Catz, Laurie Ryan, Marta Amaral-Melendez, and Phillip J. Brantley

Copyright:
Psychological Assessment Resources

References:
l Boudreaux, E., Catz, S., Ryan, L., Amaral-Melendez, M., Brantley, P.J. (1995). The ways of religious coping scale: reliability, validity, and scale development. Assessment, 2, 233-244.

l Martin, P.D., Catz, S.L., Brantley, P.J., and Boudreaux, E. (1998). The Ways of Religious Coping Scale. In: C.P. Zalaquett and R.J. Woods (Eds.), Evaluating Stress: A Book of Resources, Volume 2. Scarecrow Press, Lanham Md. 341-354.

Reliability:
The overall scale has an internal consistency of .95.

Internal consistency:
Cronbach alpha (entire scale) = 0.95
Cronbach alpha (Internal/Private scale) = 0.97
Cronbach alpha (External/Social scale) = 0.9

HIV-Related Outcomes:
General
Clinical:
Quality of Life
Protective:
Coping
Population:
Adolescent