Validation and Adaptation into Spanish of the Revised Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-R): A Scale Associated with Life Satisfaction


  • Cecilia Yaccarini Universidad Maimónides-CONICET
  • Hugo Simkin Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET
  • Rahel Bachem University of Zurich
  • Susana Azzollini Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET


Sense of coherence, Adaptation, Validation, Life satisfaction, Psychometric properties, Confirmatory Factor Analysis


This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Revised Sense of Coherence (SOC-R) in Argentina, which assesses the general ability to perceive life phenomena as connected and to balance positive and negative appraisals of life experiences. A total of 575 people participated in the study with ages between 18 and 84 years (M = 43.94, SD = 15.90) and both genders (male= 35.7 %, female= 64.3 %). A 3-factor model resulted in acceptable fit indices (NNFI = .95; CFI = .97; IFI = .97; RMSEA = .054). Results indicated an acceptable internal consistency for the subscales Manageability (ω= .73; α= .69), Reflection (ω= .89; α= .85) and Balance (ω= .70; α= .55). The adaptation into Spanish presents 13 items, as proposed by the original authors. The findings showed that the scale is valid to be used in the Argentine population.


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