Validity and reliability of cultural mix coping inventory for stressful situations among healthcare professionals in Ghana amidst COVID-19

Francis ANKOMAH, Frank QUANSAH, Edmond Kwesi AGORMEDAH, John Elvis HAGAN*, Medina SREM-SAI, Francis SAMBAH, Abdul-Aziz SEIDU, Edward Kwabena AMEYAW, Bright Opoku AHINKORAH, Eugene Kofuor Maafo DARTEH, Thomas SCHACK

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Cultural Mix Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations is one of the recent coping measures developed to overcome the weaknesses of existing coping scales. Since its development and validation, the inventory has been used by previous studies to measure coping among teachers and students in stressful situations. Health professionals are workers who typically encounter stressful situations due to their work demands. In this study, we assessed the validity and reliability of cultural mix inventory for stressful situations among healthcare professionals in Ghana. The research was guided by three major objectives: (1) to assess the factor structure of the cultural mix coping inventory, (2) to evaluate the construct validity and reliability of the cultural mix coping inventory based on internal structure and (3) to test for evidence of criterion validity based on the external structure of the measure. Approximately 312 health workers were purposefully sampled to participate in the study. The study confirmed the original four-factor solution of the coping inventory with evidence of the construct validity based on the internal structure. Validity evidence based on the external structure of the measure was found to be sufficient. Given the COVID-19 pandemic and coupled with the stressful nature in the line of duty of healthcare professionals, this inventory provides a useful and sound measure of coping options among this cohort.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10651
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume19
Issue number17
Early online date26 Aug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright: © 2022 by the authors.

Keywords

  • coping inventory
  • culture
  • Ghana
  • health workers
  • reliability
  • stressful situation
  • validity

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