About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Resilience and coping, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Proactive-orientation; Avoiding problems; Externalising feelings; Social activities; Family interaction; Seeking spiritual support; Physical diversions; Passive diversions; Catharsis; Being humorous; Seeking professional support; Positive imagery; Self-reliance
Description A measure of adolescents self-reported coping behaviour.
Example When you face difficulties or feel tense, how often do you … go along with parent's requests and rules
Link http://www.performwell.org/index.php/find-surveyassessments/outcomes/emotional-wellbeing/self-management/adolescent-coping-orientation-for-problem-experiences-a-cope

Implementation details

No. of items 54
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 20
Age 11-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .45-.80
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 60.1% total vari
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Substance use, r= [-.18,.25]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Copeland, E. P., & Hess, R. S. (1995). Differences in young adolescents' coping strategies based on gender and ethnicity. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 15(2), 203-219. doi:10.1177/0272431695015002002
Patterson, J. M., & McCubbin, H. I. (1987). Adolescent coping style and behaviors: Conceptualization and measurement. Journal of Adolescence, 10(2), 163-186. doi:10.1016/s0140-1971(87)80086-6