Confirmatory factor analysis of the way of coping checklist-revised (WCCL-R) in the Asian context

Sawang, Sukanlaya and Oei, Tian P. S. and Goh, Yong Wah and Mansoer, Wilman and Markhum, Enoch and 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. ISSN 0269-994X


Industrial employment growth has been one of the most dynamic areas of expansion in Asia; however current trends in industrialized 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 revision' (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, 5-factor structure model was confirmed for the four countries. 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: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 04:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: industrial psychology; organisational psychology; coping; stress; cross culture; Asia
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Occupational Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2009.00378.x

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