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Two Revised Measures of Coping for Individuals With Late-Deafness

Two Revised Measures of Coping for Individuals With Late-Deafness Two of the more commonly known measures of coping in rehabilitation and counseling are the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ; Folkman & Lazarus, 1988; Lazarus & Folkman, 1984) and the Brief COPE (BC; Carver, 1997). Purpose: The present study had two goals: (a) to examine the revised structures of these measures to determine the reliability and validity when used in a sample of individuals with latedeafness, and (b) to examine differences in coping style in individuals with late-deafness across race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status (SES), level of hearing loss, communication style, and employment. Methods: An online, quantitative survey was used to collect data from participants ( N = 277) who completed the WCQ, the BC, measures of life satisfaction, and a demographic questionnaire. Results: The two revised factors from the WCQ correlated as expected with life satisfaction, demonstrating convergent validity. However, discriminant validity was not found with this measure. Four of the six revised factors of the BC correlated as expected with life satisfaction, indicating acceptable convergent validity. In addition, discriminant validity was found with this measure. A few differences in coping were found on the basis of age, SES, and gender. Conclusion: The results suggest that the BC, with the revised factors, is a solid measure of coping in individuals with late-deafness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Research, Policy and Education Springer Publishing

Two Revised Measures of Coping for Individuals With Late-Deafness

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Springer Publishing
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© 2021 Springer Publishing Company
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2168-6653
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2168-6661
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10.1891/2168-6653.32.1.66
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Abstract

Two of the more commonly known measures of coping in rehabilitation and counseling are the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ; Folkman & Lazarus, 1988; Lazarus & Folkman, 1984) and the Brief COPE (BC; Carver, 1997). Purpose: The present study had two goals: (a) to examine the revised structures of these measures to determine the reliability and validity when used in a sample of individuals with latedeafness, and (b) to examine differences in coping style in individuals with late-deafness across race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status (SES), level of hearing loss, communication style, and employment. Methods: An online, quantitative survey was used to collect data from participants ( N = 277) who completed the WCQ, the BC, measures of life satisfaction, and a demographic questionnaire. Results: The two revised factors from the WCQ correlated as expected with life satisfaction, demonstrating convergent validity. However, discriminant validity was not found with this measure. Four of the six revised factors of the BC correlated as expected with life satisfaction, indicating acceptable convergent validity. In addition, discriminant validity was found with this measure. A few differences in coping were found on the basis of age, SES, and gender. Conclusion: The results suggest that the BC, with the revised factors, is a solid measure of coping in individuals with late-deafness.

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Rehabilitation Research, Policy and EducationSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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