Differences in coping styles among persons with spinal cord injury: a cluster-analytic approach. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two subgroups were identified and validated in a group of 53 persons with spinal cord injury by applying cluster-analytic procedures to subjects' self-reported coping and health locus-of-control belief scores. Subjects in Cluster 1 relied extensively on all seven scales of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire, had elevated external health attributions, and reported higher levels of psychological distress and depression. Subjects in Cluster 2 emphasized internal health attributions, reported less distress, and relied less on coping methods described in the Ways of Coping Questionnaire. Treatment implications of results for the two subgroups are discussed. 1987 American Psychological Association.

published proceedings

  • J Consult Clin Psychol

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Frank, R. G., Umlauf, R. L., Wonderlich, S. A., Askanazi, G. S., Buckelew, S. P., & Elliott, T. R.

citation count

  • 90

complete list of authors

  • Frank, RG||Umlauf, RL||Wonderlich, SA||Askanazi, GS||Buckelew, SP||Elliott, TR

publication date

  • October 1987