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5.8.2 – Coping Response

Measure (Authors, Year) Generic vs Specific, Purpose Administration, Number of Items, Number of Domains Measurement Properties

Brief COPE Scale33,34



Self-reported questionnaire

28 items

14 domains and 2 summary scores (maladaptive coping and adaptive coping)

Reliability: Adequate internal reliability (Cronbach's alpha  ≥ 0.50) among general population.

Validity: Construct validity demonstrated among general population33

33Carver CS. You want to measure coping but your protocol's too long: consider the brief COPE. Int J Behav Med. 1997;4(1):92-100. PubMed PMID: 16250744.

34Carver CS, Scheier MF, Weintraub JK. Assessing coping strategies: a theoretically based approach. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1989 Feb;56(2):267-83. PubMed PMID: 2926629.