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Table 2 Mean scores, Distribution, Factor loadings and Reliability estimates of Brief-COPE (n = 423)

From: Psychometric properties of brief-COPE inventory among nurses

  Scales (Range 2–8) Item no. Mean score (SD) Floor (%) Ceiling (%) Factor Loadings Alpha (scales) Alpha (factor)
Factor 1 Self-distraction 1 5.1 (1.5) 5.0 5.0 0.81
19  
Denial 3 3.7 (1.5) 28.8 1.9 0.45 0.56
8 0.63  
Substance use 4 2.4 (0.9) 81.3 0.2
11  
Behavioral disengagement 6 4.2 (1.7) 19.1 5.4 0.58 0.68
16 0.65  
Venting 9 4.7 (1.5) 6.6 5.0 0.53 0.45
21 0.31  
Self-blame 13 4.5 (1.7) 14.4 5.7 0.73 0.75
26 0.73  
Humor 18 4.5 (1.8) 19.6 5.9  
28     
Factor 2 Active coping 2 5.8 (1.4) 1.4 11.1 0.48 0.53 0.88
7 0.62  
Emotional support 5 5.3 (1.6) 2.4 13.0 0.52 0.67
15 0.61  
Information support 10 5.3 (1.6) 3.5 12.5 0.54 0.61
23 0.65  
Positive reframing 12 5.6 (1.5) 2.1 13.2 0.49 0.54
17 0.65  
Planning 14 5.7 (1.5) 3.5 12.3 0.51 0.60
25 0.53  
Acceptance 20 5.7 (1.5) 2.8 16.3 0.64 0.65
24 0.58  
Religion 22 6.4 (1.6) 1.7 35.7 0.61 0.79  
27    0.57   
  1. Exploratory factor analysis (Varimax). SD Standard deviation Alpha Cronbach’s alpha