Assessment name: Christian Spiritual Surrender Scale (CSSS)
Scale overview: The Christian Spiritual Surrender Scale (CSSS) is a 10-item self-report measure of spiritual surrender as a method of coping with adversity.
Authors: Laura Shannonhouse and others
Response Type: A rating scale using a five-point scale of agreement where 0 = strongly disagree to 4 = strongly agree
Sample Scale items
I actively chose to turn my suffering over to God because I knew God loved me.
2. I turned my troubles over to God while I actively tried to live out God’s plan.
Cronbach’s alpha value was strong at .93.
Content validity was supported by expert judgment.
Construct validity was supported by factor analysis indicating one factor.
The authors also reported correlations with other measures supporting convergent and divergent validity.
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The full set of 10 items is in the 2023 PsycTESTS reference below.
Reference for the scale
Shannonhouse, L., McMartin, J., Sacco, S. J., Lewis Hall, M. E., Park, C. L., Kim, D., Silverman, E., Kapic, K., & Aten, J. (2023). Christian Spiritual Surrender Scale. PsycTESTS. https://doi.org/10.1037/t87616-000
Shannonhouse, Laura, McMartin, Jason, Sacco, Shane J., Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis, Park, Crystal L., Kim, Dahee, Silverman, Eric, Kapic, Kelly, & Aten, Jamie. (Jan 12, 2023). Spiritual surrender: Measurement of an emic Christian religious coping strategy. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, np. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/scp0000314
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