Revising the preventive resources inventory : partial construct validity evidence for a measure of stress prevention
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The Preventive Resource Inventory (PRI) is an instrument that measures an individual's perceived ability to prevent, avoid, or mitigate stress (McCarthy, Lambert, Beard, & Dematatis, 2002). The present study is part of a larger research project focused on revising the PRI and investigating its reliability and validity. Specifically, this study was designed to provide partial evidence for the construct validity of revised scales of the PRI with other existing measures of related coping constructs. Participants were 577 undergraduates from the subject pool of a large university. Preliminary results, using Pearson’s Correlation Coefficients and Hierarchical Regression, found that PRI scales had significant positive correlations with matched measures. There is partial evidence for the construct validity of two of the PRI scales, Social Resourcefulness and Maintaining Perspective, based on content matched measures. Implications and future research directions are discussed.