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dc.contributor.authorDrummond, Suzie
dc.contributor.authorBrough, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-08T03:42:34Z
dc.date.available2018-10-08T03:42:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.paid.2015.12.029
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142524
dc.description.abstractProactive coping and preventive coping are commonly researched forms of future-oriented coping. There is however, contention in the literature regarding their underlying factor structures: some studies report they are separate constructs, while others have combined them together with other constructs. Given the growing literature using these forms of future-oriented coping, it is important to clarify the underlying structures of these measures. To inform these discussions, the factor structures of both proactive and preventive coping were empirically assessed with three independent samples. Sample 1 (N = 181) investigated the underlying structures using exploratory factor analysis, with the resulting factors then examined in Sample 2 (N = 282) and Sample 3 (N = 345) using confirmatory factor analyses. The results supported the differentiation between proactive and preventive coping, revealing two distinct factors, however correlations with personality and psychological strain were inconsistent between the samples. These results contribute to recent discussions by demonstrating proactive and preventive coping are both uni-dimensional constructs as measured by the Proactive Coping Inventory, yet the conceptual distinctions may not be supported empirically in older and more educated samples. Future research is required to enhance our understanding of the theoretical distinction between the two coping scales in heterogeneous samples.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom123
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.relation.ispartofvolume92
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleProactive coping and preventive coping: Evidence for two distinct constructs?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorBrough, Paula
gro.griffith.authorDrummond, Suzie E.


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