French adaptation of the Ways of Coping Checklist

Percept Mot Skills. 1996 Aug;83(1):104-6. doi: 10.2466/pms.1996.83.1.104.


A short form (42 items) of the Ways of Coping Checklist was administered to 468 French men and women. A factor analysis of the responses yielded three factors, accounting for about 35% of the total variance, and named Problem-focused Coping, Emotion-focused Coping, and Social Support seeking. The first two dimensions are close to those generally described in the literature. Some interesting relationships of scores appeared between personality and coping, notably, between anxiety and emotion-focused coping.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adult
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language*
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Social Support