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Table 2 Factor loading of the 28 items of Brief COPE

From: Assessment of coping: a new french four-factor structure of the brief COPE inventory

Items Factors
  F1 F2 F3 F4
I’ve been getting comfort and understanding from someone 0,778 −0,003 0,102 −0,081
I’ve been getting help and advice from other people 0,772 0,192 0,085 0,048
I’ve been saying things to let my unpleasant feelings escape 0,706 0,218 0,026 0,200
I’ve been getting emotional support from others 0,665 −0,089 0,182 −0,180
I’ve been trying to get advice or help from other people about what to do 0,642 0,219 0,113 −0,042
I’ve been expressing my negative feelings 0,597 −0,158 0,005 −0,005
I’ve been praying or meditating 0,326 0,216 0,425 −0,066
I’ve been trying to find comfort in my religion or spiritual beliefs 0,318 0,164 0,431 −0,070
I’ve been taking action to try to make the situation better 0,074 0,716 0,035 −0,050
I’ve been concentrating my efforts on doing something about the situation I'm in 0,226 0,703 0,030 0,023
I’ve been trying to come up with a strategy about what to do 0,151 0,651 0,071 0,073
I’ve been thinking hard about what steps to take −0,006 0,619 0,014 0,185
I’ve been using alcohol or other drugs to help me get through it −0,095 −0,138 0,726 0,288
I’ve been using alcohol or other drugs to make myself feel better −0,131 −0,165 0,719 0,274
I’ve been criticizing myself 0,130 0,109 0,668 0,044
I’ve been blaming myself for things that happened 0,128 0,022 0,608 −0,146
I’ve been refusing to believe that it has happened 0,239 0,041 0,474 −0,395
I’ve been saying to myself “this isn't real” 0,247 0,004 0,389 −0,394
I’ve been doing something to think about it less0, such as going to movies0, watching TV… 0,339 −0,035 0,346 0,154
I’ve been giving up the attempt to cope 0,154 −0,441 0,278 −0,028
I’ve been turning to work or other activities to take my mind off things 0,253 0,191 0,175 0,076
I’ve been giving up trying to deal with it 0,266 −0,367 −0,010 0,021
I’ve been making jokes about it 0,068 0,037 0,158 0,762
I’ve been making fun of the situation −0,066 −0,008 0,229 0,634
I’ve been learning to live with it 0,035 0,334 −0,053 0,560
I’ve been accepting the reality of the fact that it has happened 0,041 0,261 −0,235 0,475
I’ve been trying to see it in a different light0, to make it seem more positive 0,165 0,539 0,024 0,456
I’ve been looking for something good in what is happening 0,119 0,545 0,099 0,371
  1. F1 Social support; F2 Problem solving; F3 Avoidance; F4 Positive thinking