A classification of coping behavior based on multidimensional scaling of similarity ratings

Mary T. Westbrook*

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Abstract

Developed a classification of coping behavior based on people's cognition of the domain by multidimensional scaling of 87 Ss' similarity ratings of 30 coping strategies. There were five dimensions: Confrontation vs. Avoidance, Optimism vs. Realism, Seeking vs. Not Seeking Interpersonal Help, Fatalism vs. Positive Orientation, Control vs. Lack of Control by the self. A regional interpretation also was made and uses of the classification suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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