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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.7 No.1 pp.47-61

The Development and Initial Psychometric Evaluation of the College Stress Inventory for Chinese Students

Chiuchu Chuang, Ki Byung Chae, Jiang-miao Wu, Seana Pernice-Kowalcyzk


The purpose of this study was the development and initial validation of the Chinese version of College Stress Inventory (C-CSI) using a sample of 806 undergraduate and graduate students in China. The C-CSI was examined through a two-step procedures: (1) translation and back translation and (2) psychometrics analysis using internal consistency and exploratory factor analysis. The initial validation of the 18-item C-CSI yielded three subscales: Academic Stress, Financial Stress, and Social Stress. The C-CSI demonstrates good reliability for its intended informal applications, and initial estimates of validity suggest the scale has good preliminary validity. Implications, limitations, and suggestions for further research directions are discussed.