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›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (7): 1121-1127.

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Research Design, Measurement, Classification and Future Research Directions of Coping

SHAO Hua   

  1. (Academy of Educational Sciences, Heilongjiang University, Ha’erbin 150080, China)
    (Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy and Sociology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China)
  • Received:2011-11-03 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-07-15 Published:2012-07-15
  • Contact: SHAO Hua

Abstract: Stress and coping is the most widely researched subject in modern psychology. However, the current situation in this filed is stagnant. The main challenging problems in coping research are research design, measurement and classification of coping. Longitudinal dynamic design will be promoted and the functions of situation factors should be stressed in the respect of research design; an Ecological Momentary Assessment and Narrative approaches could be encouraged in the respect of Measurement of coping. Meanwhile, the appropriate methods should be chosen according to the research content; meaning-focused coping should be emphasized in the respect of classification of coping. The new directions of coping include Future-Oriented Proactive Coping, Coping at the Dyadic Level, coping and positive emotions.

Key words: coping measurement, meaning-focused coping, Proactive Coping, dyadic coping, positive emotion