About the Measure

Domains Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Problem focussed; Seeks social support; Wishful thinking; Avoidance
Description The questionnaire contains a wide range of thoughts and acts that people use to deal with the internal and/or external demands of specific stressful encounters. Initially developed for adults but has been slightly modified and validated for use with adolescents.
Example Just concentrated on what I had to do next- the next step
Link https://caps.ucsf.edu/uploads/tools/surveys/pdf/Ways%20of%20coping.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 66
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 14-18
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .47-.85
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 4 factors Chi-square=105.1, p< .0001
df= 372 GFI=.938
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Halstead, M., Johnson, S. B., & Cunningham, W. (1993). Measuring coping in adolescents: An application of the Ways of Coping Checklist. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 22(3), 337-344. doi:10.1207/s15374424jccp2203_4