Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale and 16PF Second-Order Factors

Ezra N. Mlonzi1, D. J. W. Strumpfer1
1University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Cite this article:  Mlonzi, E. N., & Strumpfer, D. J. W. (1998). Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale and 16PF Second-Order Factors. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 26(1), 39-50.

Volume 26 Issue 1 | e909 | Published: February 1998 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1998.26.1.39

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The SOC scale (Antonovsky, 1987) purports to measure a disposition which engenders and enhances health but some empirical findings suggest that it is seriously contaminated with negative affectivity. In a criterion validation of 100 undergraduates at a predominantly Black university, SOC was correlated with Krug and Johns’ (1986) 16PF second-order factor scores, as a broad spectrum of personality variables. The SOC-Anxiety correlation was -.52, in line with studies intimating negative affectivity; it could, however, also be interpreted in terms of its inverse, emotional stability. SOC correlated significantly with the other 4 second-order factors too. It thus measured a complex mixture of personality domains, rather than a single predominant trait.


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