Hierarchical dimensions of coping styles: A study conducted with Turkish university students

An empirical examination was carried out of the hierarchical dimensions of coping styles in a Turkish sample. Ways of coping data were collected from 194 university students, subjected to factor analysis and 5 factors were obtained. These factors were subjected to second-order factor analysis which revealed 3 main dimensions. As predicted the first two dimensions were problem-focused coping and emotion-focused coping. The third dimension consisted of items related to seeking social support, implying the presence and importance of an indirect coping style. In addition to construct validity, Guttman split-half reliability and criterion validity of these three higher order factors revealed good reliability and validity outcomes. It was also emphasized that these 3 higher order factors constituted independent dimensions of coping styles. Implications of the results are discussed.
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Citation Formats
F. Gençöz, T. Gençöz, and Ö. Bozo Özen, “Hierarchical dimensions of coping styles: A study conducted with Turkish university students,” Social Behavior and Personality, pp. 525–534, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/39494.