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Dyadic Coping in the U.S.: Psychometric Properties and Validity for Use of the English Version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory

Randall, Ashley K, Hilpert, Peter, Jimenez-Arista, Laura E, Walsh, Kelsey J and Bodenmann, Guy (2015) Dyadic Coping in the U.S.: Psychometric Properties and Validity for Use of the English Version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory Current Psychology, 35 (4). pp. 570-582.

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Abstract

A majority of individuals living in the U.S. experience unhealthy levels of stress; however, romantic partners can help mitigate stress’ deleterious effects by coping together (dyadic coping). The Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI) measures coping behaviors when one or both partners experience stress. Specifically, the DCI measures a) partner’s self-report of his/her own (Self) and their partner’s (Partner) behavior, and b) Common DC during the experience of a common stressor. Despite its wide use, the DCI has not yet been validated for use in the United States (U.S.). The aim of this study was to address this gap in the literature. Using a sample of 938 individuals in the U.S. currently involved in a romantic relationship, we validated the English version of the DCI by analyzing its factorial structure and psychometric properties. Results supported the theoretically assumed factorial structure of the DCI. Convergent and discriminant validity, as well as measurement invariance across gender and culture using the original Swiss sample, was confirmed. The English version of the DCI is a valid self-report instrument for assessing couples' coping in the U.S.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Randall, Ashley K
Hilpert, Peterp.hilpert@surrey.ac.uk
Jimenez-Arista, Laura E
Walsh, Kelsey J
Bodenmann, Guy
Date : 9 April 2015
DOI : 10.1007/s12144-015-9323-0
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 Springer. The Version of Record is available online: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-015-9323-0
Uncontrolled Keywords : Dyadic coping; Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI); Psychometric properties; Stress; Couples
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 04 Sep 2018 17:37
Last Modified : 04 Sep 2018 17:37
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849203

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