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Psychometric evaluation of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire as applied to clinical and nonclinical groups
Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6703-7575
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6230-7583
2006 (English)In: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, ISSN 0022-3999, E-ISSN 1879-1360, Vol. 60, no 5, p. 485-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe coping and evaluate the psychometric properties and the factor structure of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) applied to clinical and nonclinical groups.

Method: The responses of 510 subjects (chronically disabled patients, their next of kin, and students) who completed the Swedish version of the WCQ were the basis for confirmatory factor analyses of the original eight-factor model as well as of the model consistency across samples.

Results: The coping patterns that emerged in the case of the patients were very similar to those of the next of kin. The exceptions were greater use of Distancing by patients and of Positive Reappraisal by next of kin. The results showed support for the original eight-factor model, but deviation from the equality of factor structures among the subsamples indicated a limited use of the WCQ in between-sample comparisons.

Conclusion: Modifications to the eight-factor model adequately described the subsamples, supporting the use of the WCQ in within-sample settings. This was particularly evident from the evaluation of alternative factor structures based on previously described models derived from clinical samples.

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Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon-Elsever Science Ltd. , 2006. Vol. 60, no 5, p. 485-93
Keywords [en]
oping, Confirmatory factor analysis, Measurement, Psychometrics, Ways of Coping Questionnaire, Chronic illness
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Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
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Disability Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-44761DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.08.019ISI: 000237646000007PubMedID: 16650589Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33646154871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-44761DiVA, id: diva2:815458
Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2015-06-01 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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