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ERIC Number: EJ816993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Factorial Structure of Brief COPE for International Students Attending U.S. Colleges
Miyazaki, Yasuo; Bodenhorn, Nancy; Zalaquett, Carlos; Ng, Kok-Mun
College Student Journal, v42 n3 p795-806 Sep 2008
Literature on coping strategies and assessments has not previously included international students, who make up approximately 4% of university students. Results of an Internet survey of 555 graduate and undergraduate international students in U.S. universities are reported. The survey included the Brief COPE, a widely used assessment of coping skills. The resulting factorial structure is different for this international student population than for the original U.S. sample, which indicated 14 factors with 2 items each. The structure found in this population included 7 factors. Three of the factors, comprising 18 of the items, are consistent with current literature on coping styles: Positive coping, Support seeking, and Denial. The four other factors, also found in the original structure, with 2 or 3 items in each factor, are Religion, Self-blame, Humor, and Substance use. Implications for future research and practice with international students are indicated. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A