About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Active coping; Planning; Suppression of competing activities; Restraint; Seeking social support-instrumental; Seeking social support-emotional; Positive reinterpretation and growth; Acceptance; Religion; Focus and venting of emotions; Denial; Behavioural disengagement; Mental disengagement; Alcohol-drug disengagement; Humour
Description A questionnaire to assess a broad range of coping responses, which was developed for adults but has been validated with older adolescents.
Example I make fun of the situation
Link http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/ccarver/sclCOPEF.html

Implementation details

No. of items 60
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 20
Age 14-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .51-.89
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4 factors with e
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Phelps, S. B., & Jarvis, P. A. (1994). Coping in adolescence: Empirical evidence for a theoretically based approach to assessing coping. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 23(3), 359-371. doi:10.1007/bf01536724