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Perceived Ability to Cope with Trauma Scale (PACT): The Turkish adaptation, validity and reliability study

Journal: Klinik Psikoloji Dergisi (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 17-25

Keywords : perceived ability to cope with trauma scale; validity; reliability; confirmatory factor analysis;

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This study aimed to adapt “Perceived Ability to Cope with Trauma Scale (PACT)” into Turkish and to examine its psychometric properties. The sample consisted of 170 college students: 118 females and 52 males who were above 18 years old. The average age was 21.33 (sd = 3.08). The Demographic Information Form, Perceived Ability to Cope with Trauma Scale (PACT Scale), Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ), and Ego-Resilience Scale (ERS) were used. Confirmatory Factor analysis results indicated that 20 items with two-factors had acceptable goodness of fit indices (X2= 322.59, df =165, p < .01, GFI = .85, CFI = .89, NFI = .80, RMSEA = .07). In terms of internal consistency coefficients, PACT Scale's Cronbach alpha value was calculated as .79 and for Forward Focus subscale Cronbach alpha value was .90. and for Trauma Focus subscale it was .79. With regards to criterion-related validity, correlation coefficients among scales were significant and similar to the original study. Consequently, the Turkish version of the PACT has adequate psychometric properties. It can be used as a valid and reliable measurement tool in evaluating perceived ability to cope with trauma

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