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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.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 27736
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Way of Coping Checklist-Revised , WCCL-R, Asian
DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2009.00378.x
ISSN: 0269-994X
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.
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2009 12:37
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 13:14

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