Youth Coping Index (YCI)
McCubbin‚ Thompson & Elver‚ 1995
When you face difficulties or feel tense‚ how often do you:
1. Apologize to people
2. Talk to a teacher or counselor at school about what bothers you
4. Get more involved in activities at school
5. Try to improve yourself (get body ‘n shape‚ get better grades‚ etc.)
6. Try to reason with parents and talk things out; compromise
7. Try to think of the good things in your life
8. Say nice things to others
9. Get angry and yell at people
10.Work hard on schoolwork or other school projects
12.Try‚ on your own‚ to figure out how to deal with your problems or tensions
13.Try to make your own decisions
14.Go to church
16.Organize your life and what you have to do
17.Go along with parents’ requests and rules
18.Blame others for what’s going wrong
19.Tell yourself the problem is not important
20.Try to help other people solve their problems
21.Get professional counseling (not from a school teacher or school counselor)
22.Try to keep up friendships or make new friends
23.Daydream about how you would like things to be
24.Play video games (Space Invaders‚ Pac-Man)‚ pool‚ pinball‚ etc.
25.Let off steam by complaining to your friends
26.Say mean things to people; be sarcastic
27.Do things with your family
28.Talk to a friend about how you feel
29.Try to see the good things in a difficult situation
30.Work on a hobby you have (sewing‚ model building‚ etc.)
31.Do a strenuous physical activity (jogging‚ biking‚ etc.)
Youth spiritual and personal development; youth positive appraisal and problem solving; youth incendiary communication and tension management
1 = never‚ 2=Hardly ever‚ 3=Sometimes‚ 4=Often‚ 5=most of the time
Item 17 is reverse-scored.
Youth spiritual and personal development (2-5‚ 8‚ 10‚ 11‚ 14‚ 21‚ 24‚ 27‚ 30‚ and 31); Youth positive appraisal and problem solving (1‚ 6‚ 7‚ 12‚ 13‚ 16‚ 20‚ 22‚ 28‚ 29); youth incendiary communication and tension management (9‚ 15‚ 17-19‚ 23‚ 25‚ and 26)
This instrument can be found at: http://www.mccubbinresilience.org/measures.html & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 616- 618.
McCubbin‚ H. I.‚ Thompson‚ A. I.‚ & Elver‚ K. M. (1995). Youth Coping Index (YCI). In McCubbin‚ H. I.; Thompson‚ A. I.; McCubbin‚ M. A. (1996). Family assessment: resiliency‚ coping and adaptation: inventories for research and practice. Madison WI: University of Wisconsin Publishers. Page(s) 585-611.
McCubbin‚ H. I.‚ Larson‚ A.‚ & Olson‚ D. Family Index (FAMCI). In: Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 616-618.