Marek Zwoliński
Zakład Psychologii Klinicznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii, Warszawa

CONTROVERSIES CONCERNING FACTOR STRUCTURE OF ANTONOVSKY'S ORIENTATION TO LIFE QUESTIONNAIRE (SOC SCALE) AND THEIR SOLUTION FOR A SAMPLE OE VOCATIONAL
SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Summary. Antonovsky introduced the sense of coherence (SOC) construct comprising 3 components: comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness, and developed the Orientation to Life Questionnaire to measure the SOC. A review of selected factor analysis of the questionnaire has not supported univocally either his belief in one-factor structure representing a global SOC or others’ hopes for identification of the SOC components. Our confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses in a large sample of vocational secondary school leavers led to similar conclusions. A hierarchical factor analysis, more suitable to Antonovsky’s model of the SOC and its components, identified a single secondary factor which can be interpreted as a global SOC. Difficulties in the SOC components identification can be partly explained by relatively equal spread of this factor loadings.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 15.05.2007, godz. 18:48 - Ewelina Soszyńska