Assessing coping flexibility in real-life and laboratory settings: a multimethod approach.

  title={Assessing coping flexibility in real-life and laboratory settings: a multimethod approach.},
  author={C Cheng},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={80 5},
  • C. Cheng
  • Published 1 May 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
This research sought to formulate a theoretically based conceptualization of coping flexibility and to adopt a multimethod approach in assessing this construct. A self-report daily measure and an experiment were designed geared to theoretical and empirical grounds. The new daily measure was used in Study 1 to examine coping flexibility in a life transition. Findings showed individual differences in patterns of coping flexibility across different real-life stressful events. In Study 2, coping… 

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