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Title: Model Fit and Comparisons for the Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS): Fiji, Iceland, and Australia
Contributor(s): Sveinbjornsdottir, Sigrun (author); Thorsteinsson, Einar Baldvin  (author)orcid ; Lingam, Govinda Ishwar (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1017/prp.2017.20Open Access Link
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Abstract: A two-dimensional theory of adolescent coping with cross-cultural and cross-Human Development Index Categories (HDI) application was tested: the Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS). The MACS was answered by 809 adolescents of diverse origins from different parts of Fiji and compared with findings from Australia and Iceland. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) results showed the MACS to have a reliable factorial and dimensional structure in Fiji. Differences between girls and boys were similar in Fiji, Australia, and Iceland. Stoicism/distraction was identical for boys and girls in all countries. There were no differences comparing mother tongue (Fijian and Hindi). The two-dimensional theory of adolescent coping was supported.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, v.11, p. 1-6
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1834-4909
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520106 Psychology of ageing
520101 Child and adolescent development
520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920401 Behaviour and Health
920501 Child Health
920410 Mental Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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