The factor structure of the COPE questionnaire in a sample of clinically depressed and anxious adults

Pang, Jasmine, Strodl, Esben, and Oei, Poh Tian (2013) The factor structure of the COPE questionnaire in a sample of clinically depressed and anxious adults. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35 (2). pp. 264-272.

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The Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced is a multidimensional scale designed to assess how people respond to stress. The COPE has been validated in a variety of populations displaying variations in factor structure. However, in terms of mental health populations, it has only been validated in alcohol-dependent samples. This paper investigated the factor structure of the COPE in a sample of adults diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Two hundred and seventy-one patients attending cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety and depression completed the COPE. Confirmatory factor analysis found a poor fit for both lower order and higher order factors based upon the Lyne and Roger (2000) study. Exploratory factor analyses identified six primary subscales (Active Planning, Social Support, Denial, Acceptance, Disengagement, Restraint) which explained approximately 60% of the variance in coping. These 6 subscales may assist researchers and clinicians to validly measure coping in anxious and depressed adults.

Item ID: 30120
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-3505
Keywords: COPE, factor structure, depression, anxiety
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 00:46
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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