Argentinean Questionnaire on Coping for Children 8–12 Years of Age

Argentinean Questionnaire on Coping for Children 8–12 Years of Age
Richaud de Minzi‚ M.C. 2006
1 I think a lot about the problem tounderstand better what is happening.
2 I try to find something good in all thebad things that are happening to me.
3 I try to forget the problem by playing‚reading‚ or watching television.
4 I am paralyzed‚ I don’t know what to do.
5 I try to see the positive side of theproblem.
6 I pretend that nothing is happening.
7 I try hard to solve the problem.
8 I put off the problem for later andstart doing something I enjoy.
9 I feel bad but I hide it.
10 I hit things or throw things around.
11 I think about different ways of solvingthe problem.
12 I try to look at things in a different wayin order to find solutions.
13 I try to forget everything.
14 I look for something good to eat(ice cream‚ candy‚ etc.).
15 I focus on resolving the cause of theproblem.
16 I keep to myself how bad I am feeling. Emotional control
17 I act crazy.
18 I talk with someone who knows how tosolve the problem.
19 I hope for a miracle.
20 I plan what I will do.
21 I tell a friend what is happening to seeif he/she can help me.
22 I decide on the next step to take. Logical analysis
23 I watch my favorite televisionprogram.
24 I shout or insult people.
25 I hope that the problem solves itself.
26 I ask my parents (or another familymember such as uncle‚ grandfather‚brother) to advise me on how to solvethe problem.
27 I refrain from crying or showing that Iam angry.
Reliability‚ measured by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient‚ was 0.71 for the functional strategies factor and 0.74 for the dysfunctional strategies factor in the sample of children 8–12 years old (Richaud de Minzi‚ 2006).
The internal consistency of the questionnaire in the sample of children 6 and 7 years old was 0.71 for the functional strategies factor and 0.74 for the dysfunctional strategies factor (Ghiglione & Richaud de Minzi‚ 2009).
  • Coping
This instrument can be found on pages 25-28 of Latino Families and Youth: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
1 = No
2 = Sometimes
3 = Yes
Logical analysis: items 1‚ 11‚ and 22
Cognitive restructuring: items 2‚ 5‚ and 12
Cognitive avoidance: items 3‚ 6‚ and 13
Search for support: items 18‚ 21‚ and 26
Action on the problem: items 7‚ 15‚ and 20
Search for alternative forms of gratification: items 8‚ 14‚ and 23
Emotional control: items 9‚ 16‚ and 27
Paralysis: items 4‚ 19‚ and 25
Lack of emotional control: items 10‚ 17‚ and 24
Each strategy ranges‚ in the complete version‚ from 3 to 9‚ and in the abbreviated version‚ from 2 to 6‚ with the lower value corresponding to the least utilization of the strategy.

Richaud de Minzi‚ M.C. (2006). Evaluación del afrontamiento en niños de 8 a 12 años[Assessment of coping in children age 8 to 12years]. Revista Mejicana de Psicología‚ 23(2)‚ 196-201.

Ghiglione‚ M. & Richaud de Minzi‚ M.C. (2009) Estudio psicométrico de una versión abreviada del Cuestionario Argentino deAfrontamiento para niños de 8 a 12 años. Psiquiátricay sicológica de América Latina‚ 55(4)‚ 239-248