E-ISSN : 2733-4538
An attempt was made to develop a life stress and coping scale for Korean junior high school students. Items, used in the preliminary scale were selected from a variety of sources, including references on life stress and coping in both English and Korean. In addition, some items were selected from a preliminary survey on life stress and coping, using an open questionnaire. Items used in the scale were selected by item analysis. Participants were 204 (preliminary survey) and 279(item analysis and reliability and validity study) junior high school students. Reliability and validity of the life stress scale composed of 8 subscales were shown to be satisfactory. Those of the coping scale which is also composed of 8 subscales were shown to be satisfactory too. Finally, construct validity of the scale and cross-situational consistency in coping strategies were discussed.