Proactive Coping Inventory: Adaptation to a Non-Clinical Sample and the Predictive Capability



The article presents the results of the Russian-language adaptation of the proactive copying questionnaire. The study involved 405 Russian-speaking respondents (age from 18 to 63 years, M = 20,5 , SD = 6,97). Based on the analysis of scales and confirmatory factor analysis, the full version of the questionnaire on the Russian-language sample showed unsatisfactory psychometric indicators. A short version of the questionnaire is proposed, which corresponds well to empirical data. Based on the regression analysis, proactive coping strategies were identified. These strategies are predictors of high life satisfaction. The greatest contribution to the level of satisfaction with life is the search for emotional support and proactive copying. On the basis of structural modeling, the relationships of coping strategies, positive and negative emotions and life satisfaction were studied. The results show that the predictors of life satisfaction are positive emotions and a person's confidence that he will successfully solve a difficult life situation.

General Information

Keywords: coping with difficulties, proactive coping, coping strategies, life satisfaction

Journal rubric: Methods and Techniques

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Belinskaya E.P., Veсherin A.V., Agadullina E.R. Proactive Coping Inventory: Adaptation to a Non-Clinical Sample and the Predictive Capability [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 192–211. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2018070312. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Elena P. Belinskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexander V. Veсherin, PhD in Psychology, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department of Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Elena R. Agadullina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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