Correlational findings

Study Uskul & Greenglass (2005): study CA 2005

Turkish immigrants, Canada, 2005
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 181
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)


Authors's Label
Proactive coping
Our Classification
Proactive Coping Subscale (greenglass et al. 1999)
Selfreport on 14 questions
A:I am a ‘take charge’ person.
B  I try to let things work out on their own. (-)
C:  After attaining a goal, I look for another, more challenging one.
D: I like challenges and beating the odds.
E: I visualise my dreams and try to achieve them.
F: Despite numerous setbacks, I usually succeed in getting what I want.
G: I try to pinpoint what I need to succeed
H: I always try to find a way to work around obstacles; nothing really stops me.
I: I often see myself failing so I don’t get my hopes up too high. (-)
J: When I apply for a position, I imagine myself filling it.
K: I turn obstacles into positive experiences.
L: If someone tells me I can’t do something, you can be sure I will do it.
M: When I experience a problem, I take the initiative in resolving it.
N:  When I have a problem, I usually see myself in a no-win situation. (-)

1: not at all true
2:  barely true
3: somewhat true
4: completely true

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-g-mq-n-7-a r = +.20 p < .05 M-AO-g-mq-n-7-a Beta = -.13 p < .07 Beta controled for:
- education
- married
- gender
- years in Canada
- optimism