• Publications
  • Influence
Hope, problem-solving ability, and coping in a college student population: some implications for theory and practice.
  • E. Chang
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of clinical psychology
  • 1 November 1998
The influence of high versus low hope on problem-solving ability and on coping with stressful academic and interpersonal situations was examined in 211 college students. Consistent with Snyder'sExpand
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Cultural Differences in Optimism, Pessimism, and Coping: Predictors of Subsequent Adjustment in Asian American and Caucasian American College Students.
Cultural differences were examined between 111 Asian American and 111 Caucasian American students matched on age and sex in a prospective design study. Using separate optimism and pessimism scores,Expand
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Dispositional optimism and primary and secondary appraisal of a stressor: Controlling for confounding influences and relations to coping and psychological and physical adjustment.
Previous research has shown that dispositional optimism (M. F. Scheier & C. S. Carver, 1985) is linked to both coping and adjustment but has failed to consider the potential influence of appraisalsExpand
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Cultural Differences, Perfectionism, and Suicidal Risk in a College Population: Does Social Problem Solving Still Matter?
  • E. Chang
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Therapy and Research
  • 5 February 1998
The relations between cultural influences,perfectionism, social problem solving, and subsequentsuicidal risk (viz., hopelessness and suicide potential)were examined among 148 college students.Expand
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Perfectionism as a Predictor of Positive and Negative Psychological Outcomes: Examining a Mediation Model in Younger and Older Adults.
The relations between general perfectionistic tendencies as measured by R. O. Frost, P. Marten, C. Lahart, and R. Rosenblate's (1990) Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS), stress, andExpand
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Does dispositional optimism moderate the relation between perceived stress and psychological well-being?: a preliminary investigation
Abstract The present study examined dispositional optimism as a moderator of the influence of perceived stress on psychological outcome. Results of hierarchical regression analyses indicated thatExpand
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Conceptualization and Measurement of Adaptive and Maladaptive Aspects of Performance Perfectionism: Relations to Personality, Psychological Functioning, and Academic Achievement
  • E. Chang
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Therapy and Research
  • 21 November 2006
A program of research was initiated to evaluate the construct of performance perfectionism in adults. Findings from these studies indicated that different adaptive and maladaptive aspects ofExpand
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Social problem-solving deficits and hopelessness, depression, and suicidal risk in college students and psychiatric inpatients.
The Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised was used to examine the relations between problem-solving abilities and hopelessness, depression, and suicidal risk in three different samples:Expand
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Perfectionism and dimensions of psychological well-being in a college student sample : A test of a stress-mediation model
To date little is known about whether and how perfectionism relates to indices of psychological well–being. Using Ryff's (1989) conceptualization of psychological well–being as composed of sixExpand
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Assessing the dimensionality of optimism and pessimism using a multimeasure approach
Weighted least-squares confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory factor-analytic procedures were used to assess the dimensionality of three self-report instruments designed to measure optimism andExpand
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