Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Lisa M. Larson
Drawing on prior research that has encompassed three conceptual phases, the current study aims to further expand the multiple role coping literature. Initial work centered around women's expanding roles and gender comparison research, while more recent research has focused on attitudes about and sociopolitical influences on home and career role conflict and coping strategies. Prior multiple role conflict coping instruments have lacked adequate psychometric properties, or have focused on attitudinal orientations toward multiple roles. A sample of employed mothers was collected (N = 266) to further validate the Multiple Role Coping Inventory (MRCI). The authors initially investigated the factor structure of the MRCI using an undergraduate sample (Karr & Larson, 1999), measuring intentions to use the specified coping strategies. For the present study, a principal-axis factor analysis was conducted to determine the factor structure using the new sample. Four factors emerged: Proactive Coping, Egalitarian Family Relationships, Lack of Guilt, and Career Commitment. The MRCI holds promise for assessment, intervention, and research in the areas of career counseling and development, couples and family therapy, and individual therapy.
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Carolyn Anne Karr
Karr, Carolyn Anne, "The Multiple Role Coping Inventory (MRCI): development and factor structure investigation using a sample of employed mothers " (2001). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 649.