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
Volume Number33
Issue Number2
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Pages88 - 100
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCollectivist coping, Hong Kong students, Psychological distress

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