TITLE

DEVELOPMENT OF A BRIEF MEASURE OF COLLEGE STRESS: THE COLLEGE STUDENT STRESS SCALE

AUTHOR(S)
Feldt, Ronald C.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Psychological Reports;Jun2008, Vol. 102 Issue 3, p855
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The study included assessment of the psychometric properties of an 11-item measure of perceived stress and control in 273 first-year college students. Results indicated good internal consistency and stability over a 5-week interval, and the total score was highly correlated with another measure of perceived stress. Principal components analysis with varimax rotation indicated two possible factors which explained 55% of the variance. However, given the small number of items and low internal consistency of the second factor (α=.60), use of the Total score is recommended.
ACCESSION #
34070332

 

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