Confirmatory factor analysis of the Way of Coping Checklist-Revised (WCCL-R) in the Asian context
Sawang, Sukanlaya, Oei, Tian , Goh, Yong Wah , Mansoer, Wilman , Markhum, Enoch , & Ranawake, D. (2010) Confirmatory factor analysis of the Way of Coping Checklist-Revised (WCCL-R) in the Asian context. Applied Psychology : An International Review, 59(2), pp. 202-219.
Industrial employment growth has been one of the most dynamic areas of expansion in Asia; however, current trends in industrialised working environments have resulted in greater employee stress. Despite research showing that cultural values affect the way people cope with stress, there is a dearth of psychometrically established tools for use in non-Western countries to measure these constructs. Studies of the "Way of Coping Checklist-Revised" (WCCL-R) in the West suggest that the WCCL-R has good psychometric properties, but its applicability in the East is still understudied. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is used to validate the WCCL-R constructs in an Asian population. This study used 1,314 participants from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Thailand. An initial exploratory factor analysis revealed that original structures were not confirmed; however, a subsequent EFA and CFA showed that a 38-item, five-factor structure model was confirmed. The revised WCCL-R in the Asian sample was also found to have good reliability and sound construct and concurrent validity. The 38-item structure of the WCCL-R has considerable potential in future occupational stress-related research in Asian countries.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Way of Coping Checklist-Revised , WCCL-R, Asian|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychological Methodology Design and Analysis (170110)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 International Association of Applied Psychology.|
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|Deposited On:||05 Oct 2009 12:37|
|Last Modified:||04 Dec 2013 13:14|
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