Dimensionality of Coping: Factor Stability Using the Ways of Coping Questionnaire
This study presents convergent support for the use of five empirically constructed factors from the "Ways of Coping Questionnaire." Five coping factors were congruents with the factors reported in a study conducted by Folkman and Lazarus in 1985. The results support a concept of coping as defined by the factors, for student populations. Researchers need to explore different coping contexts to facilitate research and increase our knowledge of coping processes.