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DOI: 10.25588/CSPU.2018.03.23
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Y.A. Rokitskaya ORCID
Academic Title of Associate Professor, Candidate of Sciences (Psychology), Associate Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Psychology, South Ural State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, Chelyabinsk, Russia
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Factor structure of adolescents’ coping behavior
Abstracts

 Introduction. Coping behavior in the phase of active formation in adolescence performs a role of important predictor of psychological well-being, health and success. Coping behavior is aimed at increasing the adaptation of adolescents to the environment and it is determined through a set of coping strategies. Various aspects of this phenomenon remain debatable and poorly structured (definitions, classification, determination, functioning, efficiency). The purpose of the article is to theoretically substantiate, identify and analyze the results of factor analysis of adolescents’ coping behavior.

Materials and Methods. The author employs theoretical, empirical methods and methods of mathematical and statistical analysis-factor analysis (Factor Analysis) by principal components with Varymax rotation (Kayzer normalization).

Results. Factor analysis of the variables allowed us to select 7 main factors after the varimax rotation, which explained 71.87% of the total variance. Each component (factor) separated as a result of mathematical and statistical factorization procedure is an integration of variables-coping strategies with significant loads. The factor structure of coping behavior of adolescents was constructed, reflecting the hierarchical model of their coping behavior.

Discussion. The factor structure of adolescents’ coping behavior is analyzed. The category of dominant in adolescents are adaptive coping styles aimed directly at solving the problem situation, through a combination of behavioral, cognitive and social coping strategies.

Conclusion.The study showed the dominance in the structure of modern adolescents’ coping behavior adaptive coping styles focused on solving problems. The practical significance of the research is determined by the possibility of using the results obtained by social teachers and psychologists in the field of education in order to adequately predict the behavior of adolescents in a stressful situation, planning and implementing activities aimed at monitoring, prevention and correction of deviant (delinquent, addictive) behavior.

Keywords

coping, coping behavior, coping strategies, adolescence, factor analysis

Highlights
  • Native and foreign approaches to the definition of the phenomenology of coping behavior have been analyzed;
  • Overviews of the classification of coping strategies and their characteristics have been presented;
  • Empirically grounded idea of the structure of adolescents’ coping behavior based on the factorization of psychodiagnostic data has been formed.
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