A Three-Phase Study to Develop and Validate a Chinese Coping Strategies Scale in Greater China
Coping strategies, Validation, Chinese
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A three-phase study was conducted among Chinese employees in Greater China to develop and validate the Chinese coping strategies that were most common and frequently used. By adopting a qualitative open-ended methodology and quantitative surveys (using both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis), the internal consistency and factor structure of the developed 12-item Chinese coping strategies has been demonstrated, and some evidence for construct validity has been provided. The structures of Chinese coping strategies include four factors: active positive coping, passive adaptive coping, social support and hobbies/relaxation. The results also show that active positive coping, social support, and hobbies/relaxation have a beneficial role on work well-being (job satisfaction, physical and behavioral symptoms), whereas passive adaptive coping relatively has a maladaptive effect.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Personality and Individual Differences, v. 41, issue 3, p. 537-548
Scholar Commons Citation
Siu, Oi-Ling; Spector, Paul E.; and Cooper, Cary L., "A Three-Phase Study to Develop and Validate a Chinese Coping Strategies Scale in Greater China" (2006). Psychology Faculty Publications. 708.