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

Pang, Jasmine, Strodl, Esben and Oei, Tian-Po S. (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: 264-272. doi:10.1007/s10862-012-9328-z


Author Pang, Jasmine
Strodl, Esben
Oei, Tian-Po S.
Title The factor structure of the COPE questionnaire in a sample of clinically depressed and anxious adults
Journal name Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-2689
1573-3505
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10862-012-9328-z
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 264
End page 272
Total pages 9
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
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.
Keyword Cope
Factor structure
Depression
Anxiety
Beck anxiety inventory
Measuring coping strategies
Psychometric properties
Scale
Validation
Components
Emotion
Stress
Number
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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