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ERIC Number: EJ1086057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Assessment and Implications of Coping Styles in Response to a Social Stressor among Early Adolescents in China
Kingsbury, Mila; Liu, Junsheng; Coplan, Robert J.; Chen, Xinyin; Li, Dan
Journal of Early Adolescence, v36 n2 p222-250 Feb 2016
The aims of the present study were to (a) examine the factor structure of the "Self-Report Coping Scale" in a sample of Chinese early adolescents and (b) explore associations between coping and socioemotional functioning in this sample. Participants were N = 569 elementary school students (307 boys) in Grades 4 to 6. Participants completed a measure of coping in response to an argument with a friend. Students' functioning across multiple domains was assessed using self, peer, and teacher reports. Results suggested a five-factor model of coping in Chinese early adolescents (problem solving, seeking social support, internalizing, externalizing, distancing). In support of predictions, internalizing and distancing coping were positively related to adjustment indices, whereas seeking social support and problem-solving coping were negatively related to outcomes. Results are discussed in terms of the important role of coping for adolescents' adjustment across multiple domains and in relation to recent shifts in traditional Chinese cultural values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory; Self Perception Profile for Children
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