Exploring the multivariate aspects of the proactive coping inventory
AbstractThe purpose of the present study was to test whether the relationships between the observed proactive coping variables as measured by PCI (Greenglass et al., 1999) and their underlying constructs exist in a priori manner, as the theory would seem to indicate. The psychometric properties for each dimension of the PCI were evaluated using a number of confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) on a medium-size sample (n = 447). After the individual one-factor models were assessed as factorially valid, a combined model could be evaluated. The original 7-factor model (as well as 5-, 4- and 3-factor models) was tested. Based on the results, the 7-factor model best represented the data: (1) Proactive Coping, (2) Preventive Coping, (3) Reflective Coping, (4) Strategic Planning, (5) Instrumental Support (6) Emotional Support and (7) Avoidance Coping. © The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology.