Cancer Metaphors: Taiwan and the United States

Authors:
George Domino, Wen‐Ying Lin
Published Online:
27 Sep 2007
DOI:
10.1080/00207599308246917
Pages:
45-56
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 28 Issue 1

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The Cancer Metaphors Test, a measure of the imagery of cancer, was administered to a sample of 138 Taiwanese college students and 167 United States college students, equated on age and gender, and presumed not to be different on academic achievement and socioeconomic level. A factor analysis of the Taiwanese protocols replicated the factor structure previously found on the CMT for United States respondents. Significant differences were obtained on two of the four CMT factors, with Taiwanese students scoring higher on both Terminal Pessimism and Future Optimism. Such differences are discussed in terms of differential coping strategies.

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