Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC)

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Antonovsky, A. (1993). The structure and properties of the sense of coherence scale. Social science & medicine, 36(6), 725-733.
General information
Purpose The Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC) assesses how people view life and identifies how they use their resistance resources to maintain and develop their health.
Domain(s) Goal Pursuit
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect
Sense of Meaning
Target population Adult
Number of items 29
Administration format self-report
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