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ERIC Number: EJ1083110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
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ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Coping and Late-Deafness: An Examination of Two Measures
Meyer, Jill M.; Kashubeck-West, Susan
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v29 n4 p371-390 2015
Purpose: To examine the psychometric properties of two measures of coping in a sample of individuals with acquired hearing loss, specifically late-deafness. Methods: Using a quantitative descriptive design, coping of participants (N = 277) with late-deafness was measured to examine the reliability and validity of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) and the Brief Coping with Problems Experienced (Brief COPE). Results: Internal consistency estimates were adequate. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the hypothesized factor structures were not supported. Exploratory factor analyses revealed that three factors best fit the WCQ data. For the Brief COPE, 6 factors best fit the data. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the utility of the Brief COPE when working with individuals with late-deafness as an appropriate measure of coping.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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