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

Sawang, S, Oei, TP, Goh, YW, Mansoer, W, Markhum, E 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: 202-219. doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2009.00378.x

Author Sawang, S
Oei, TP
Goh, YW
Mansoer, W
Markhum, E
Ranawake, D
Title Confirmatory factor analysis of the way of coping checklist-revised (WCCL-R) in the Asian context
Journal name Applied Psychology: an international review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-994X
Publication date 2010-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2009.00378.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 59
Issue 2
Start page 202
End page 219
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Industrial employment growth has been one of the most dynamic areas of expansion in Asia; however, current trends in industrialised 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-Revised” (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, five-factor structure model was confirmed. 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. © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 International Association of Applied Psychology.
Keyword Psychological distress
Measurement invariance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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