A factor analytic study of coping styles and the MMPI-2 content scales

J Clin Psychol. 1993 Jul;49(4):523-7. doi: 10.1002/1097-4679(199307)49:4<523::aid-jclp2270490409>3.0.co;2-m.


The relationships among coping styles and psychopathology were examined with the MMPI-2 content scales and a reliable and valid coping measure--the Coping Inventory For Stressful Situations (CISS). Subjects were 167 higher-functioning normal adult males. The results are consistent with previous research that employed the CISS; a strong positive association was found between emotion-oriented coping strategies and various measures of psychopathology. Task-oriented coping strategies were found to be unrelated to these measures. Results are discussed in the context of a potential model for understanding the various relationships among coping styles and psychopathology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adult
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Humans
  • MMPI*
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory