Lukavský, Jiří; Šolcová, Iva; Preiss, Marek
June 2011
Ceskoslovenska Psychologie;Jun2011, Issue 3, p193
Academic Journal
Objectives. The study reports the results of Czech version of Proactive Coping Inventory (PCI) in the elderly. The results of PCI subscales were compared to the cognitive performance in memory and attention domains. Subjects and setting. The sample included 257 community-dwelling senior citizens from Prague region. The Czech version of Proactive Coping Inventory was administered. The memory performance was assessed using AVLT and Logical Memory subtest from WMS-III. Besides the cognitive tests Cognitive Failure Questionnaire (CFQ), Schwartz Outcomes Scale (SOS-10) and explicit measures from self-esteem Implicit Association Test were administered. Statistical analysis. The psychometric properties of PCI subscales were calculated (Cronbach alpha, item-scale correlations). The relationship of PCI subscales to demographic factors (age, education), cognitive performance and other measures was investigated in correlation analysis. Results. Contrary to prior expectations worse cognitive performance is related to higher scores in Reflective Coping and Strategic Planning subscales, which refer to the use of reflection and planning. This effect is interpreted as a compensation mechanism. The psychometric analysis confirmed similar psychometric properties of the questionnaire in elderly compared to the original study. Lower Proactive Coping scores were found in this study. Study limitations. The sample is not representative, with majority of women and above-average education level.


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