Principal components analyses on the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situati
ons (CISS; Endler & Parker, 1990a) were carried out for 730 Scottish doctor
s and farmers. Endler and Parker's three-factor structure was supported bot
h in the male and female subgroups and in the two occupational groups. Inte
rcorrelations of the CISS factors with personality factors of the NEO-Five
Factor Inventory and a self-reported psychological distress scale, the Gene
ral Health Questionaire-28, provided predictive validity for the CISS in th
e transactional model of stress.