JSS  Vol.2 No.8 , August 2014
Development of a Korean Version of Pro-Change’s Processes of Change Measure for Effective Stress Management
ABSTRACT

This study aimed to develop a Korean version of Pro-change’s processes of change measure for effective stress management (PPSM). Effective stress management refers to any form of healthy activity practiced at least 20 min per day to manage stress. PPSM includes 30 items and consists of two higher-order and ten first-order factors. It measures the covert and overt strategies that individuals use to initiate and maintain effective stress management, namely the processes of change. The participants included 542 Korean college students. The Korean version of PPSM was found to consist of two higher-order and ten first-order factors, which was consistent with the original PPSM. Reliability was examined in terms of internal consistency. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients ranged from 0.41 to 0.83, which was largely compatible to those of the original, Japanese, and Chinese PPSM. The Korean PPSM version was validated against the stages of change for effective stress management. The differences in the scores of the processes of change were largely consistent with those of previous studies.


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Deng, K. , Tsuda, A. , Horiuchi, S. , Kim, E. , Matsuda, T. , Doi, S. , Tsuchiyagaito, A. , Kobayashi, H. and Hong, K. (2014) Development of a Korean Version of Pro-Change’s Processes of Change Measure for Effective Stress Management. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 41-48. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.28007.
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