Coping Styles and Psychological Distress among Hong Kong University Students: Validation of the Collectivist Coping Style Inventory
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AbstractThis study examined the factorial structure of the Collectivist Coping Style inventory (Heppner et al. Journal of Counseling Psychology 53:107-125, 2006) and investigated how the effects of stress-related events on psychological distress are mediated through coping strategies. Three hundred and five Hong Kong university students participated in this study. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the five-factor structure of the original inventory. Although family support was widely used as a means to cope with stressful events, students with specific relationship-related stress reported greater use of avoidance strategies. The mediating effect of coping strategies on the relationship between stress-related events and psychological distress was generally small. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
All Author(s) ListSiu A.F.Y., Chang J.F.
Journal nameInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Year2011
Month6
Day1
Volume Number33
Issue Number2
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Pages88 - 100
ISSN0165-0653
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCollectivist coping, Hong Kong students, Psychological distress

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