The Dimensionality of Coping Among Chinese Health Care Workers
Journal of Social Psychology
The transactional model defines coping as a process that changes on the basis of the context of an environmental encounter. An instrument used to investigate coping in diverse person-environment interactions is the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WOC; S. Folkman & R. S. Lazarus, 1988). Although evidence exists to support the basic underlying structure of the WOC in Western societies, no research has been conducted on the instrument's dimensionality in non-Western societies. The authors identified 14 factors for the WOC administered to a sample of health care workers in Beijing, China. The 14 factors identified in the present study were similar to the 8 factors identified in the original validation study (S. Folkman, R. S. Lazarus, C. Dunkel-Schetter, A. DeLongis, & R. J. Gruen, 1986), but they were more content specific.
Adjustment (Psychology), Medical personnel; Psychology, Personality, Beijing (China), China
Scherer, Robert F.; Hwang, Chi-en; Yan, Wu; and Li, James, "The Dimensionality of Coping Among Chinese Health Care Workers" (2000). Psychology Faculty Publications. 36.