Title

A three-phase study to develop and validate a Chinese coping strategies scales in Greater China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Personality and Individual Differences

Publication Date

8-1-2006

Volume

41

Issue

3

First Page

537

Last Page

548

Keywords

Chinese, Coping strategies, Validation

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1016/j.paid.2006.02.012

Print ISSN

01918869

E-ISSN

18733549

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Siu, O.-l., Spectorb, P. E., & Cooper, C. L. (2006). A three-phase study to develop and validate a Chinese coping strategies scales in Greater China. Personality and Individual Differences, 41(3), 537-548. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.02.012