Self-Report Coping Measure – Child Version

When I have an argument or a fight with a friend…
1.    I tell a friend or a family member what happened.
2.    I try to think of different ways to solve it.
3.    I make believe nothing happened.
4.    I take it out on others because I feel sad or angry.
5.    I talk to somebody about how it made me feel.
6.    I change something so things will work out.
7.    I go off by myself.  
8.    I become so upset that I can’t talk to anyone.
9.    I get help from a friend.
10.I decide on one way to deal with the problem and I do it.
11.I forget the whole thing.
12.I worry too much about it.
13.I ask a friend for advice.
14.I do something to make up for it.
15.I tell myself it doesn’t matter.
16.I cry about it.         
17.I ask a family member for advice.
18.I know there are things I can do to make it better.
19.I just feel sorry for myself.
20.I refuse to think about it.
21.I yell to let off steam.
22.I ask someone who has had this problem what he or she would do.
23.I go over in my mind what to do or say.
24.I do something else to take my mind off of it.
25.I worry that others will think badly of me.
26.I curse out loud.
27.I try to understand why this happened to me.
28.I say I don’t care.
29.I ignore it when people say something.
30.I get mad and throw or hit something.
31.I get help from a family member.
32.I get mad at myself for doing something that I shouldn’t have done.
33.I try extra hard to keep this from happening again.
34.I talk to the teacher about it.
 
Short form of the Self-Report Coping Measure – Child Version
Adaptation: Hebert‚ M‚ Parent‚ N.‚ & Daignault‚ I.V. (2007)
When I have an argument or a fight with a friend…
1.    I try to think of different ways to solve it
2.    I make believe nothing happened
3.    I take ‘It out on others because I feel sad or angry
4.    I decide on one way to deal with the problem and I do it.
5.    I worry too much about it.
6.    I ask a friend for advice.
7.    I do something to make up for it.
8.    I tell myself it doesn’t matter.
9.    I cry about it.
10.I ask a family member for advice.
11.I know there are things I can do to make it better.
12.I refuse to think about it.
13.I yell to let off steam.
14.I ask someone who has had this problem what he or she would do.
15.I worry that others will think badly of me.
16.I curse out loud.
17.I say I don’t care.
18.I get mad and throw or hit something.
19.I get help from a family member.
20.I get mad at myself for doing something that I shouldn’t have done.
 
Problem solving‚ Seeking social support‚ Internalizing‚ Externalizing‚ and Distancing
 
Problem solving (.86)‚ Seeking social support (.85)‚ Internalizing (.72)‚ Externalizing (.74)‚ and Distancing (.76)
 
1 = Never‚ 2=Hardly ever‚ 3 = Sometimes‚ 4=Most of the time‚ 5=Always
Problem solving (2‚ 6‚ 10‚ 14‚ 18‚ 23‚ 27‚ 33)‚ Seeking social support (1‚ 5‚ 9 13‚ 17‚ 22‚ 31‚ 34)‚ Internalizing (7‚ 8‚ 12‚ 16‚ 19‚ 25‚ 32)‚ Externalizing (4‚ 21‚ 26‚ 30)‚ and Distancing (3‚ 11‚ 15‚ 20‚ 24‚ 28‚ 29)
 
 

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Hébert‚ M.‚ Parent‚ N.‚ & Daignault‚ I. V. (2007). The French-Canadian version of the Self-Report Coping Scale: Estimates of the reliability‚ validity‚ and development of a short form. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development‚ 40(1)‚ 2-15.

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