The Firefighter Coping Self-Efficacy Scale: measure development and validation

Jessica E. Lambert , Charles C. Benight , Erica Harrison , Roman Cieślak


The authors evaluated the psychometric properties of the Firefighter Coping Self-Efficacy (FFCSE) Scale, a new measure developed to assess firefighters’ perceived competence in managing stressful and traumatic experiences encountered on the job. Two samples of firefighters completed the FFCSE Scale at two different time points. Exploratory factor analysis yielded a unidimensional structure, which was further supported with confirmatory factor analysis using a second sample. Internal consistency of the measure was excellent. Analysis of cross-sectional data indicated FFCSE was positively associated with measures of psychological well-being and social support, and negatively associated with work-related stress and psychological distress. FFCSE also uniquely contributed to the variance in psychological distress, over and above variables previously shown to be associated with distress among this population. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
Author Jessica E. Lambert
Jessica E. Lambert,,
, Charles C. Benight
Charles C. Benight,,
, Erica Harrison
Erica Harrison,,
, Roman Cieślak (Wydział Psychologii)
Roman Cieślak,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesAnxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, ISSN 1061-5806, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2012
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Polishstres, trauma, własna skuteczność,
Keywords in Englishself-efficacy; firefighters; social cognitive theory; coping; work-related stress; trauma
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3203 Clinical Psychology; 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2012 = 1.09; WoS Impact Factor: 2012 = 2.108 (2) - 2012=2.424 (5)
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