Ways of Coping Checklist
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About Ways of Coping Checklist
The original Ways of Coping Checklist (Folkman & Lazarus, 1980) includes 68 items with a yes-no response style. The items refer to cognitive and behavioural strategies used by people to cope with stressful situations. Yet these items did not cover superstitious beliefs and fatalism, which Turkish people use quite often. Thus, 6 additional items representing these domains were included (Siva, 1991) so that, TWCI added up to 74 items (see Appendix G). Similar to Folkman and Lazarus (1985), who used a 4-point, Likert scale in their revised version of Ways of Coping, Siva (1991) changed the response style into a 5-point Likert scale in TWCI.
Three higher-order factors were used as studied by Gençöz, Gençöz & Bozo (2006), namely, Emotion-Focused Coping, Problem Focused Coping, and Seeking Social Support: Indirect Coping Style. The internal consistency coefficients of these factors were .88, .90, and .84, respectively as reported by Gençöz, Gençöz & Bozo (2006). Since the present study focused on children’s learning disabilities and mothers’ reactions to this situation, the mothers were asked to rate their general style of coping based on the problems they faced due to their child’s learning disability.
In the same study, the criterion validity of the Problem Focused Coping factor of TWCI was shown to have a significant and negative correlation with the sociotropy, trait anxiety, submissiveness, and external locus of control scores (Gençöz, Gençöz & Bozo, 2006). This coping style also showed a significant positive correlation with the autonomy measure. Emotion-Focused Coping correlated positively with the sociotropy, trait anxiety, submissiveness, and external locus of control scores; and negatively with the autonomy measure. Seeking Social Support: Indirect Coping Style factor showed significant positive correlations with the sociotropy scores and negative correlations with the autonomy scores.