Title

Factorial structure of the kidcope in Hong Kong adolescents

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Genetic Psychology

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Volume

164

Issue

3

First Page

261

Last Page

266

Keywords

Adolescents, Control-oriented coping, Escape-oriented coping, Kidcope

Abstract

The Kidcope (A. Spirito, L. J. Stark, & C. Williams, 1988), a brief screening measure of coping strategies for children and adolescents, was subjected to exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses in a sample of adolescents in Hong Kong. A 2-factor model was found to fit the data when only the 2 emotional regulation items were treated separately and were allowed to load on the 2 different factors. Further analyses showed that factor loadings, factor variances, and factor covariance were invariant across age and gender. On the basis of the factor analyses, the authors created 2 composite scores, representing control-oriented and escape-oriented coping strategies. Implications for the use of the Kidcope in research and preventive intervention are discussed.

DOI

10.1080/00221320309597982

Print ISSN

00221325

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