About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Problem focussed coping; Emotion focussed coping
Description A brief measure of coping designed for children.
Example Think of a problem or something that has gone wrong, what did you do?... You tried to think of different ways to solve the probl
Link Maybery, D., Steer, S., Reupert, A., & Goodyear, M. (2009). The kids coping scale. Stress and Health, 25(1), 31-40. doi:10.1002/smi.1228
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

No. of items 9
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 7-13
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .30-.61
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA PCA (oblique) re
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity The Kids Coping Scale (KCS) problem focussed coping and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (parent): prosocial subscale, r= .19; hyperactivity subscale; r= -.25; problems with other adults, r= -.20; KCS emotion focussed coping and self esteem, r= -.10
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Maybery, D., Steer, S., Reupert, A., & Goodyear, M. (2009). The kids coping scale. Stress and Health, 25(1), 31-40. doi:10.1002/smi.1228