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A three-phase study to develop and validate a Chinese coping strategies scales in Greater China
Personality and Individual Differences (2006)
  • Oi Ling SIU, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Paul E. SPECTOR, University of South Florida
  • Cary L. COOPER
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.

Keywords
  • coping strategies,
  • validation,
  • Chinese
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
Siu, O.-l., Spector, 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