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

Sukanlaya Sawang, Tian P.S. Oei, Yong Wah Goh, Wilman Dahlan Mansoer, Enoch Markhum, D. Ranawake

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-219
Number of pages18
JournalApplied Psychology
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010

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