Cognitive Appraisal Questions
1. Ail kids have times when they are upset or bothered by things. What bothers you or makes you upset the most? (Pick one)
· Problems with my school-work.
· Problems getting dong with other kids.
· Problem at home with people in my family.
2. How much does this problem bother you or make you feel upset? not at all‚ a little‚ pretty much‚ a lot
3. How do you feel when this problem happens? (Pick one) mad‚ sad‚ worried‚ happy
4. How much do you think you cause this problem to happen? not at all‚ a Little‚ pretty much‚ a lot
5. Can you do something to solve this problem when it happens? not at all‚ a Little‚ pretty much‚ a lot
Children's Coping; Questionnaire
WHEN THIS HAPPENS I...
1. Think about what I could do before I do anything.
2. Try to see the good side of things.
3. Talk about the problem with someone in my family.
4. Go ride my bike‚ skateboard or roller blades.
5. Try to stay away from the problem.
6. Get into a fight with someone.
7. Do something to make things better.
8. Tell myself it will all work out OK.
9. Let all my feelings out.
10.Just let it happen.
11.Listen to music or watch T.V.
12.Try to put it out of my mind.
13.Worry about all the bad things that could happen.
14.Wish really hard that it would end.
15.Tell myself it will be over in a short time.
16.Talk about my feelings with someone.
17.Play some games.
18.Try to stay away from things that upset me.
19.Do something bad or cause trouble.
20.Try to make things better by changing what I do.
21.Remind myself to relax.
22.Cry by myself.
23.Go somewhere and play.
24.Pretend the problem never happened.
25.Think about how bad things are.
26.Think about what would be the best thing to do.
27.Tell myself that things could be worse.
28.Pray that things will change.
29.Do something so that it will work out.
30.Avoid the people who make me feel bad.
31.Get mad or yell at someone.
32.Get help from a friend.
33.Do something to solve the problem.
34.Act like its no big deal.
35.Let out my feelings to my pet or stuffed animal.
36.Read a book or a magazine.
37.I just wait.
38.Get help from someone in my family.
39.Go over in my mind different things I could do.
40.Tell myself that things aren't that bad.
41.Talk about the problem with one of my friends.
42.Yell to let off steam.
43.Avoid it by going to my room.
44.Play video games or a hobby.
45.Talk to someone who could help me.
46.Pray to make things better.
47.Just stand there.
48.Let off steam by hitting my pillow or bed.
49.Wish a miracle would happen.
50.Try not to think about it5
51.Get scared that something bad might happen.
52.Try really hard to forget about it.
53.Don't tell anyone how I am feeling.
54.Act as if I don't care.
55.Just worry about how bad things are.
56.Think it might be my fault.
57.I don't do anything.
58.Say mean things to people.
59.I can't think of anything to do.
60.Wish with all my might that it would stop.
61.Feel bad about myself.
62.Tell myself to stay calm.
63.Refuse to think about it.
64.Pick on someone.
65.Ask someone what I should do.
66.Try to €id out more about what the problem is.
67.Change something to make it better.
68.Count to ten.
69.Kit someone or hurt someone.
70.Act like it doesn't bother me.
71.Do something to fix the problem.
72.Think about what I should do.
73.Yell to let my feelings out.
74.Keep all my feelings inside.
75.Try to come up with a plan before I do anything.
76.Take a deep breath.
77.I don't know what to do.
78.Try to think only happy thoughts.
79.Don't let anyone know that it bothers me.
80.Try to calm myself down.
81.Go off by myself.
Perceived Coping Efficacy Questions
1. Think about all the things you do when this problem happens. How much do they help? helps a lot‚ helps a little‚ doesn't help‚ makes it worse
2. Think about the things you do to change the situation when this problem happens. How much do they help? helps a lot‚ helps a little‚ doesn't help‚ makes it worse
3. Think about all the things you do change the way you feel when this problem happens. How much do they help? helps a lot‚ helps a little‚ doesn't help‚ makes it worse
Approach‚ Avoidance‚ Venting
Cognitive Decision Making‚ Direct Problem Solving‚ Positive Cognitive Restructuring‚ Self-Calming‚ Support Seeking‚ Wishful Thinking‚ Avoidant Actions‚ Cognitive Avoidance‚ Distracting Actions‚ NO Coping Effort‚ Withholding Feelings‚ Aggressive Actions‚ Expressing Feelings‚ Negative Cognitions/Worrying
Cognitive Decision Making (.75)‚ Direct Problem Solving (.81)‚ Positive Cognitive Restructuring (.73)‚ Self-Calming (.76)‚ Support Seeking (.84)‚ Wishful Thinking (.79)‚ Avoidant Actions (.61)‚ Cognitive Avoidance (.76)‚ Distracting Actions (.73)‚ NO Coping Effort (.56)‚ Withholding Feelings (.73)‚ Aggressive Actions (.85)‚ Expressing Feelings (.65)‚ Negative Cognitions/Worrying (.8)
Never‚ a little‚ pretty much‚ a lot
Cognitive Decision Making (1‚ 26‚ 39‚ 66‚ 72‚ 75)‚ Direct Problem Solving (7‚ 20‚ 29‚ 33‚ 67‚ 71)‚ Positive Cognitive Restructuring (2‚ 8‚ 15‚ 27‚ 40)‚ Self-Calming (21‚ 62‚ 68‚ 76‚ 80)‚ Support Seeking (3‚ 16‚ 32‚ 38‚ 41‚ 45‚ 65)‚ Wishful Thinking (14‚ 28‚ 46‚ 49‚ 60)‚ Avoidant Actions (5‚ 18‚ 30‚ 43‚ 81)‚ Cognitive Avoidance (12‚ 24‚ 50‚ 52‚ 63)‚ Distracting Actions (4‚ 11‚ 17‚ 23‚ 36‚ 44)‚ NO Coping Effort (10‚ 37‚ 47‚ 57‚ 59‚ 77)‚ Withholding Feelings (34‚ 53‚ 54‚ 70‚ 74‚ 79)‚ Aggressive Actions (6‚ 19‚ 31‚ 58‚ 64‚ 69)‚ Expressing Feelings (9‚ 22‚ 35‚ 42‚ 48‚ 73)‚ Negative Cognitions/Worrying (13‚ 25‚ 51‚ 55‚ 56‚ 61)
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