Stressors of Clergy Children and Couples scale (SOCC-C)

1.    The death of a close relative
2.    The time our family spends praying/reading the Bible together
3.    The parents in our family fight
4.    One parent in our family is gone a lot on weekends and on evenings when the children and other parent are home
5.    Lack of privacy for our family
6.    Now our town/neighborhood think ministers’ families should behave
7.    Whether or not minister in our family practices what they preach
8.    Another family member’s emotional or mental health
9.    Moving
10.Being criticized
11.Both parents work because we need the money
12.Both parents work
13.Whether or not I can ask for help if I feel sick
14.The way I am allowed/or not allowed to be angry or show any other negative emotions (sadness‚ mad‚ hate‚ or such)
15.Being told how to act by people in the church or community [Being told how to act by church people]
16.Feeling all alone or different from other people my age
17.The parent(s) in our family are divorced or talk about getting a divorce
18.Not ha‎ving a really good‚ close friend
19.Whether or not the church or the family is more important to the minister in our family
 Family’s public life‚ Expectations‚ and Family isolations
Total (alpha 0.86)‚ Family’s Public Life (alpha .749)‚ Expectations (alpha .718)‚ and Family Isolation (alpha .82). “Wilson‚ 2010”
0= No‚ 1= Not Upset‚ 2= Little Upset‚ 3= Somewhat Upset‚ 4= Quite Upset‚ 5= Very Upset

Ostrander‚ D. L. (1991). Predictors of Adaptation in Ministers’ Families. Oklahoma State University. Doctoral dissertation.

Ostrander‚ D. L.‚ Ceglian‚ C. P.‚ & Fournier‚ D. G. (1993). The stressors of clergy children and couples: Reliability and validity. Psychological Reports‚ 72(1)‚ 271-275.

Ostrander‚ D.‚ Henry‚ C.‚ & Fournier‚ D. (1994). Stress‚ family resources‚ coping‚ and adaptation in ministers’ families. Journal of Psychology and Christianity‚ 13‚ 50-67.

Wilson‚ Cynthia B. (2010). Understanding Stress and the Quality of Life for Adolescent Children of Clergy: A Retrospective Study. Florida State University. Doctoral dissertation.