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Table 3 Dimensions’ characteristics of Brief COPE

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

Dimension (Items) N M (SD)a IIC IDV % Floor effect % Ceiling effect Alpha INFIT
min - max min - max min-max
Social support (8) 385 3.89 (1.27) 0.57 – 0.79 − 0.11 – 0.33 7.5 0.3 0.82 0.64 – 1.58
Problem solving (4) 391 4.57 (1.66) 0.72 – 0.78 0.20 – 0.37 10.0 3.3 0.74 0.91 – 1.15
Avoidance (10) 363 3.03 (0.75) 0.33 – 0.61 − 0.11 – 0.24 9.1 0.3 0.64 0.89 – 1.22
Positive thinking (6) 398 4.59 (1.23) 0.50 – 0.70 − 0.14 – 0.46 2.8 0.5 0.71 0.88 – 1.26
  1. M (SD) mean (standard deviation); IIC item internal consistency; IDV item discriminant validity; Alpha Cronbach’s alpha; INFIT Rasch statistics
  2. ascores ranging from 0 to 10; Higher scores reflect a higher tendency to implement the corresponding coping strategies