Scale name: Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0
The ICSG 2.0 is a 28-item scale. Participants are asked to think about their loss and respond to items to express their beliefs about their feelings.
The second version was published as ICSG 2.0 in 2019.
Authors: Laurie A. Burke and others (2014) - see reference below
For Version 2.0 See Burke et al., 2019 and Burke et al., 2021
All items are rated on a 5-point Likert-type rating.
Subscales: The authors list items associated with three subscales:
1. Insecurity with God
2. Disruption in Religious Practice
3. Estrangement from Spiritual Community
Sample itemsI’m confused as to why God would let this happen.
Reliability and Validity
See the publications for details. Internal consistency is strong.
Experts and focus group participants provided evidence of content validity for this revised version. Convergent validity was supported by correlations with negative religious coping subscale of the Brief RCOPE and the Religious and Spiritual Struggles scale. Discriminant validity was supported by a significant inverse relationship with the positive religious coping subscale of the Brief RCOPE.
Version 1: See the Burke et al. 2014 PsycTESTS entry. The items are also in the Burke & Neimery 2016 article, Appendix
Version 2: See Burke et al. 2019
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ReferencesBurke, L. A., Crunk, A. E., Neimeyer, R. A., & Bai, H. (2021). Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0. PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t85088-000
Burke, L. A., Crunk, A.E., Neimeyer, R. A. Bai, H. (2019): Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0 (ICSG 2.0): Validation of a revised measure of spiritual distress in bereavement, Death Studies, DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1627031
Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., Holland, J. M., Dennard, S., Oliver, L., & Shear, M. K. (2014). Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief. PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t46064-000
Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., Holland, J. M., Dennard, S., Oliver, L., & Shear, M. K. (2014). Inventory of complicated spiritual grief: Development and validation of a new measure. Death Studies, 38(4), 239-250. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2013.810098, © 2014 by Taylor & Francis
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