Revising the preventive resources inventory : factor structure and its relationship to existing measures of coping




Peter, Molly Lynn

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The Preventive Resource Inventory (PRI) is an instrument that assesses individuals’ perceived ability to prevent, avoid, or mitigate stress (McCarthy, Lambert, Beard, & Dematatis, 2002). The field of preventive coping has developed considerably since the PRI was originally developed and therefore the PRI was updated to attempt to reflect the current understanding of preventive coping. The objectives of this study are to investigate the factor structure and convergent validity of an updated version of the PRI, designed to incorporate research developments and expand the range of ability levels the PRI assesses. The sample was randomly split to conduct an EFA and CFA on the revised PRI. Results suggest a three-factor solution best fits this data.


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