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
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