About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Meta-cognition, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 2
Subscales Seeking social support; Problem solving; Distancing; Internalising; Externalising
Description A coping measure for children, designed to examine four coping subdomains based on Roth and Cohen's (1986) approach/avoidance conceptualization.
Example When I get a bad grade in school, one worse than I usually get, I usually… forget the whole thing
Link http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15374424jccp2101_8

Implementation details

No. of items 34
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-11
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .66-.84
Test retest After 2 weeks, r= [.59,.78]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5 factor eigenva
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Anxiety (The Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale) correlated with Self-Report Coping Measure for Children (CMC-SR) internalising subscale, r= .40; CMC-SR behavioural conduct and distancing subscale, r=-.26; CMC-SR externalising subscale, r= -.29; Global self-worth (The Self-Perception Profile for Children) correlated with CMC-SR distancing subscale, r= -.25
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Causey, D. L., & Dubow, E. F. (1992). Development of a self-report coping measure for elementary school children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 21(1), 47-59. doi:10.1207/s15374424jccp2101_8