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MAROCO, João et al. Transcultural adaptation Brazil-Portugal of the brief cope scale for college students. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2014, vol.15, n.2, pp.300-313. ISSN 1645-0086.

The aim of this study was to adapt the BriefCOPE Inventory for Portuguese-speaking university students. We evaluate the Portuguese BriefCOPE psychometrics qualities and estimated the BriefCOPE factorial invariance in Brazil and Portugal. The data collected from a sample of 1573 students of both nationalities did confirm the 14-factor structure of the BriefCOPE and showed both factorial, convergent and discriminant related validities. However, the factor model did not show invariance across countries indicating that the use of the Portuguese version of the BriefCOPE cannot be bailed for comparisons of scores of inter-countries' student coping.

Keywords : coping; college students; evaluation; psychometrics.

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