A comparison of multi-item Likert and visual analogue scales for the assessment of transactionally defined coping function

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97956
Title:
A comparison of multi-item Likert and visual analogue scales for the assessment of transactionally defined coping function
Authors:
Flynn, D. (Darren); van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 ) ; van Wersch, A. (Anna)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Flynn, D., van Schaik, P. and van Wersch, A. (2004) 'A comparison of multi-item Likert and visual analogue scales for the assessment of transactionally defined coping function', European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 20 (1), pp.49-58.
Publisher:
Hogrefe Publishers.
Journal:
European Journal of Psychological Assessment
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97956
DOI:
10.1027/1015-5759.20.1.49
Abstract:
The evaluation and monitoring of interventions that are designed to alleviate psychosocial stress rely largely on subjective assessments of coping as primary outcome measures. The pros and cons of different response formats used to measure coping variables are unexplored; yet arguably, response format is a very important methodological issue for the clinical application and evaluation of psychosocial interventions. This study compared the levels of functional coping and transactional coping patterns assessed with multi-item 7-point Likert Scales (LS) and 65 mm Visual Analogue Scales (VAS), within the framework of the Functional Dimensions of Coping (FDC) Scale developed by Ferguson and Cox, 1997. LS yielded significantly higher levels of functional coping for all four subscales, and captured a wider range of transactional coping patterns for the approach, emotion, and avoidance coping functions, than VAS. The authors recommend the use of LS for baseline assessments of transactionally defined coping function within the FDC framework.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
coping behavior; Likert scales; measurement; rating scales
ISSN:
1015-5759
Rights:
subject to Restrictions below, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 25/06/2010]
Citation Count:
4 [Scopus, 05/05/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorFlynn, D. (Darren)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Wersch, A. (Anna)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-05T08:55:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-05T08:55:52Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment; 20(1):49-58en
dc.identifier.issn1015-5759-
dc.identifier.doi10.1027/1015-5759.20.1.49-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97956-
dc.description.abstractThe evaluation and monitoring of interventions that are designed to alleviate psychosocial stress rely largely on subjective assessments of coping as primary outcome measures. The pros and cons of different response formats used to measure coping variables are unexplored; yet arguably, response format is a very important methodological issue for the clinical application and evaluation of psychosocial interventions. This study compared the levels of functional coping and transactional coping patterns assessed with multi-item 7-point Likert Scales (LS) and 65 mm Visual Analogue Scales (VAS), within the framework of the Functional Dimensions of Coping (FDC) Scale developed by Ferguson and Cox, 1997. LS yielded significantly higher levels of functional coping for all four subscales, and captured a wider range of transactional coping patterns for the approach, emotion, and avoidance coping functions, than VAS. The authors recommend the use of LS for baseline assessments of transactionally defined coping function within the FDC framework.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHogrefe Publishers.en
dc.rightssubject to Restrictions below, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 25/06/2010]en
dc.subjectcoping behavioren
dc.subjectLikert scalesen
dc.subjectmeasurementen
dc.subjectrating scalesen
dc.titleA comparison of multi-item Likert and visual analogue scales for the assessment of transactionally defined coping functionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessmenten
ref.citationcount4 [Scopus, 05/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardFlynn, D., van Schaik, P. and van Wersch, A. (2004) 'A comparison of multi-item Likert and visual analogue scales for the assessment of transactionally defined coping function', European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 20 (1), pp.49-58.en
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