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Religions 2018, 9(1), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9010031

Brazilian Validation of the Brief Scale for Spiritual/Religious Coping—SRCOPE-14

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Postgraduate Program in Theology/ Postgraduate Program in Bioethics, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, CEP 80215-901, Brazil
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Business School, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, CEP 80215-901, Brazil
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Postgraduate Program in Theology, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, CEP 80215-901, Brazil
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Department of Psychology, 206 Psychology Building, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
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Received: 19 December 2017 / Revised: 14 January 2018 / Accepted: 15 January 2018 / Published: 22 January 2018
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Abstract

The concept of spiritual-religious coping gained attention in Brazil with the adaptation and validation of the RCOPE Scale (Panzini 2004; long version: 87 items and brief version: 49 items). The Brief RCOPE still contains a large number of items, so attempts to further reduce the size of the measure are relevant. This study presents the validation process of the Brief SRCOPE scale (14 items) for use in the Brazilian context. Data were collected from the general population (N = 525) and subjected to exploratory factor analysis (EFA; n = 249) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA; n = 276). The EFA resulted in a two-factor solution: Positive Religious Coping (PRC) and Negative Religious Coping (NRC). All 14 items of the original scale were retained and correlated with the same factor as the original scale (KMO = 0.852; 58.15% of total variance explained; PRC Cronbach’s alpha = 0.884 and NRC Cronbach’s alpha = 0.845). The model tested through CFA showed adequate adjustment indices (χ2 = 146.809, DF = 70, χ2/DF = 2.097, NFI = 0.93, CFI = 0.962, GFI = 0.930, AGFI = 0.895, RMSEA = 0.063, PCLOSE = 0.065 and SRMR = 0.0735). The Brief SRCOPE Scale-14 has shown reliability for the studied sample and might be applicable to other contexts. It may ultimately prove useful to professionals and researchers interested in better knowing how people make use of religious coping to face stress and suffering. View Full-Text
Keywords: spiritual religious coping; Brief SRCOPE Scale 14; Brazil; spirituality/religiosity spiritual religious coping; Brief SRCOPE Scale 14; Brazil; spirituality/religiosity
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Esperandio, M.R.G.; Escudero, F.T.; Fernandes, M.L.; Pargament, K.I. Brazilian Validation of the Brief Scale for Spiritual/Religious Coping—SRCOPE-14. Religions 2018, 9, 31.

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