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Table 3 Factors, items, and standardized factor loadings for model 1 (n = 1847)

From: Psychometric properties of the Brief-COPE for the evaluation of coping strategies in the Chilean population

Factor/items Standardized factor loading
Instrumental support
 1. I have been trying to get advice or help from other people about what to do. [Intenté conseguir que alguien me ayudara o aconsejara sobre qué hacer.] 0.69
 28. I have been getting comfort and understanding from someone. [Conseguí que otras personas me ayudaran o aconsejaran.] 0.85
Emotional Support
 9. I have been getting emotional support from others. [Conseguí apoyo emocional de otros.] 0.79
 17. I have been getting comfort and understanding from someone. [Conseguí el consuelo y la comprensión de alguien.] 0.78
Active Coping
 2. I have been concentrating my efforts on doing something about the situation I’m in. [Concentre mis esfuerzos en hacer algo sobre la situación en la que estaba.] 0.60
 10. I have been taking action to try to make the situation better. [Tomé medidas para intentar que la situación mejorara.] 0.80
Planning
 6. I have been trying to come up with a strategy about what to do. [Intenté proponer una estrategia sobre qué hacer.] 0.67
 26. I have been thinking hard about what steps to take. [Pensé detenidamente sobre los pasos a seguir.] 0.65
Acceptance
 3. I have been accepting the reality of the fact that it has happened. [Acepté la realidad de lo que había sucedido.] 0.54
 21. I have been learning to live with it. [Aprendí a vivir con ello.] 0.68
Self-distraction
 4. I have been turning to work or other activities to take my mind off things. [Recurrí al trabajo o a otras actividades para apartar las cosas de mi mente.] 0.62
 22. I have been doing something to think about it less, such as going to movies, watching TV, reading, daydreaming, sleeping, or shopping. [Hice algo para pensar menos en ello, tal como ir al cine o ver la televisión]. 0.68
Denial
 5. I have been saying to myself “this is not real.”. [Me dije a mí mismo “esto no es real.”] 0.69
 13. I have been refusing to believe that it has happened. [Me negué a creer que había sucedido.] 0.80
Humor
 7. I have been making jokes about it. [Hice bromas sobre ello.] 0.79
 19. I have been making fun of the situation. [Me reí de la situación.] 0.84
Self-blaming
 8. I have been criticizing myself. [Me critiqué a mí mismo.] 0.70
 27. I have been blaming myself for things that happened. [Me eché la culpa de lo que había sucedido.] 0.64
Behavioral disengagement
 11. I have been giving up trying to deal with it. [Renuncié a intentar ocuparme de ello.] 0.61
 25. I have been giving up the attempt to cope. [Renuncié al intento de hacer frente al problema.] 0.60
Venting
 12. I have been saying things to let my unpleasant feelings escape. [Dije cosas para dar rienda suelta a mis sentimientos desagradables.] 0.78
 23. I have been expressing my negative feelings. [Expresé mis sentimientos negativos.] 0.66
Positive reframing
 14. I have been trying to see it in a different light, to make it seem more positive. [Intenté verlo con otros ojos, para hacer que pareciera más positivo.] 0.56
 18. I have been looking for something good in what is happening. [Busqué algo bueno en lo que estaba sucediendo.] 0.76
Substance use
 15. I have been using alcohol or other drugs to make myself feel better. [Utilicé alcohol u otras drogas para hacerme sentir mejor.] 0.85
 24. I have been using alcohol or other drugs to help me get through it. [Utilicé alcohol u otras drogas para ayudarme a superarlo.] 0.82
Religion
 16. I have been trying to find comfort in my religion or spiritual beliefs. [Intenté hallar consuelo en mi religión o creencias espirituales.] 0.81
 20. I have been praying or meditating. [Recé o medité.] 0.82