College Stress: Testing the Unidimensionality of a Standardized Stress Measuring Inventory Designed to Assess Stress among

Avdi S. Avdija


Stress is a very common and unavoidable emotional strain among college students. The full domain of college stress has multiple dimensions, each with a unique perspective. The current study examines the unidimensionality and reliability of a 48-items standardized scale designed to measure perceived college stress among students. This Perceived Stress Inventory (PSI) consists of five subscales; each measuring a unique aspect of college stress. To test of unidimensionality and reliability of PSI, factor analysis and psychometric properties were examined. The analyses are based on the data that were collected from 302 college students. The results of this study show that the all five subscales of the Perceived Stress Inventory (PSI) are reliable and each of them is unidimensional.

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