Validating Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale

J Clin Psychol. 1994 Jul;50(4):575-7. doi: 10.1002/1097-4679(199407)50:4<575::aid-jclp2270500412>;2-8.


This study empirically supported Antonovsky's predictions that a person's Sense of Coherence is implicated in coping with life stresses and psychological distress. Sense of Coherence scales accounted for as much variance in criterion measures of Life Events stressors, Depression, and Anxiety as did traditional locus of control and social support predictor measures. Sense of Coherence scales emerged as useful additions for studies of personality characteristics implicated in personal reactions to distressing life events.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control*
  • Life Change Events*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
  • Problem Solving*
  • Psychometrics
  • Self Concept*
  • Social Support