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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


ORTIZ-GRANJA, Dorys et al. Scale Reduced To Value The Sense Of Coherence: Soc 15. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.2, pp.23-27. ISSN 2631-2581.


The sense of coherence is a construct of health that allows the individual to face difficult situations of life. It is configured by three factors: meaning, understanding and management. As a method of assessment of this construct, has been proposed the SOC scale with 29 items in its original version.


The objective of this study is to propose a reduced SOC scale.


We worked with a sample of 445 healthy participants from Quito-Ecuador, 145 men (32.5%) and 300 women (67.4%).


It was obtained that the reduced scale of 15 items presents an adequate internal consistency in its three factors: understanding α = .74, management α = .82 and meaning α = .82. In the confirmatory factor analysis, an acceptable adjustment of the reduced model was found (SOC-15) x 2 = 317.90, DF = 87, p = <. 001, CFI = .92, RMSEA = .07 (.06-.08) and SRMR = .04.


The data is discussed in relation to the benefits of counting with a reduced scale for its future application in the clinical and health scientific context.

Keywords : Understanding; psychometry; salutogenesis; sense of coherence; meaning; SOC-15..

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