You want to measure coping but your protocols too long. The breif cope was initially validated on a 168 participant community sample whom had been impacted by a hurricane carver, 1997, and shown to have adequate factor structure. Jan 12, 2015 trauma survivors from hurricane andrew carver, 1997. The brief cope is a frequently used measure of coping behavior. Feel free as well to adapt the language for whatever time scale you are.
Abbreviated version of the cope inventory developed in response to impatience experienced by those given the full cope instrument. Jun 30, 2015 the results of the present study endowed with strong support for the construct validity of coping styles scale css. Mar 23, 2016 as the brief cope was not investigated in this context, and in view of the concerns mentioned above, the aims of the present study were twofold. By assessing a broad range of different styles of coping, researchers can better understand effectiveness of such coping strategies. Father was killed shortly after my birth while hauling wood to town on an ox wagon. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence regarding its psychometric properties. This study assessed the validity of the brief cope in 120 liver transplant candidates using exploratory factor analysis. Adapting the brief cope for chinese adolescents with. May 29, 2015 the brief cope carver, 1997 is one of the most frequently used selfreport measures of coping responses. You want to measure coping but your protocol too long. Readers are directed to the seminal articles on the validation process for the cope carver, et al.
I have used both the brief cope and perceived stress questionnaires for my research. Coping is defined as the process of executing a response to stress carver, et al. Reliability and validity of the brief cope scale english. Three composite subscales measuring emotionfocused, problemfocused, and dysfunctional coping have proved useful in clinical research and have content validity. The availability of a structure with fewer factors rather than the initial 14factor structure may be of interest for both healthcare professionals and researchers. Litman center for research in behavioral medicine and health psychology, department of psychology. Dimensionality and relationships with approach and avoidancemotives and positive and negative traits jordan a. Brief cope inventory carver 1997 a brief version of cope. Julian copes krautrocksampler in pdf form dangerous minds. Suppression and restraint scales deleted a selfblame scale added the mental disengagement scale renamed selfdistraction.
The brief cope was developed as a short version of the original 60item cope scale carver et al. Brief cope scale, internal consistency, testretest reliability and validity. Women health development unit, school of medical science, health campus, science university of malaysia, 16150 kubang kerian, kelantan, malaysia. The participants were divided into three groups based on number of years of experience. Brief cope, designed by carver 1997 and adapted into polish by juczynski and oginskabulik. The development and psychometric evaluation of the brief resilient coping scale.
Because of its brevity, the brief cope remains a very popular instrument. The first factor corresponded closely with problemfocused. The briefcope is a 28 item selfreport questionnaire designed to measure. The brief cope carver, 1997 is a selfreport questionnaire used to assess a number of. A study on malaysian women treated with adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer n yusoff1. Jan 11, 2017 the brief coping orientation to problems experienced brief cope inventory is the most usual measure to identify the nature of coping strategies implemented by individuals and explore 14 coping strategies. The brief cope scale carver, 1997 is a 28item selfreport measure of both adaptive and maladaptive coping skills.
It comprises 14 subscales for which psychometric properties are described. Feel free as well to adapt the language for whatever time scale you are interested in. The brief cope has sometimes been used in the absence of full validation, which may be problematic. The main aim of this study was to examine the dimensionality of the brief cope by comparing five different factor models highlighted by previous studies. A report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of arts psychology honours, faculty of community studies, education and social sciences, edith cowan university. The briefcope is an abbreviated version of the cope coping orientation to problems experienced inventory, a selfreport questionnaire developed to assess a broad range of coping responses. The second study tested the internal psychometric properties and the criterionrelated validity of the cope revised. The brief cope was designed for ease of administration and a reduced time burden.
International journal of behavioral medicine, 4, 92100. Please feel free to adapt the instructions as needed for your application. You are welcome to use all scales of the brief cope, or to choose selected scales for use. The situational version of the brief cope europes journal of. The brief cope carver, 1997 is one of the most frequently used selfreport measures of coping responses. The cope inventory and the brief cope have been used in a number of hivrelated studies 34, 60. The brief coping orientation to problems experienced brief cope inventory is the most usual measure to identify the nature of coping strategies implemented by individuals and explore 14 coping strategies. Scales are computed as follows with no reversals of coding. Based on the results, the brief cope was modified and renamed, coperevised. Planning involves coming up with action strategies, thinking about what steps to take and how best to handle the problem. Predictors of coping strategies among nursing college students at alzaytoonah university of jordan dalal bashir mohd yehia, rn.
The brief cope is a selfcompleted questionnaire measuring coping strategies. Using confirmatory factor analysis, we compared five models and assessed. Selfdistraction, items 1 and 21 active coping, items 2 and 8 denial, items 3 and 9 substance use, items 4 and 12 use of emotional support, items 5 and 17 behavioral disengagement, items 6 and 18. The brief cope omits two scales of the full cope, reduces others to two items per scale, and adds one scale. The brief cope is an abbreviated version of the cope coping orientation to problems experienced inventory, a selfreport questionnaire developed to assess a broad range of coping responses. For constrcut validity, css was administered alongwith the brief cope scale carver, scheier, and weintraub, 1989, icpswb, rsesu, pssu, gsesu. Trauma survivors from hurricane andrew carver, 1997. The internal consistency of the brief cope scale was assessed by calculating the cronbachs alpha coefficient15. The brief cope inventory consists of only 28 statements, across two scales, and is more focused on understanding the frequency with which people use different coping strategies in response to various stressors. Controversies regarding the psychometric properties of the.
A history and compendium of german rock from the 60s and 70s, levine says of the book. The brief cope inventory was adapted by carver 1997 and is an abbreviated version of the full cope inventory. The brief cope carver, 1997 is one of the most frequently used selfreport. Another brief resilience scale, the brief resilience coping scale, was created by sinclair and wallson 2004. Pdf studies of coping in applied settings often confront the need to minimize time demands on participants. Brief cope ptlds these items deal with ways you ve been coping with stress in your life. Emerging subscales within a popular standardized measure of coping jodi m.
To get the most out of using science of behavior change website, please login to the new experience with a supported browser. Based on the results, the brief cope was modified and renamed, cope revised. This study assessed the validity of the brief cope in 120 liver. The css was administered along multiple other scales to determine its validity. Factorial structure of brief cope for international students. The second study tested the internal psychometric properties and. These next items deal with ways youve been coping with the stress in your life. Only 3 scales of the brief cope positive reframing, selfdistraction, and. The use of active avoidance coping was related to more stress and mental health problems, with mothers reporting they used this type of coping more frequently. The brief cope is a 28item multidimensional measure of strategies used for coping or regulating cognitions in response to stressors. You want to measure coping but your protocols too long consider the brief cope. The first study preliminarily explored the applicability of the brief cope to chinese adolescent students with visual impairments. Currently, it is one of the best validated and most frequently used measures of coping strategies.
Reliability and validity of the brief cope scale medical journal of. The spanish version of the brief cope was administrated in a community sample o f 1847 chilean adult 60. These items ask what youve been doing to cope with present stresses. Evaluating the psychometric properties of the cope. The aim of this study was to validate a culturally appropriate chilean version of the brief. The brief cope was developed based on concepts of coping from lazarus and folkman 1984. To assess a broader variety of useful copingstyles, as well as several less useful strategies, carver et al. The brief cope carver, 1997 was used to measure students evaluation of the stressfulness of situations in the past month of their lives and what coping strategies were. The author reported that the factor structure of the brief cope was remarkably similar to the factor structure of the full cope. History and guide the cope inventory was developed to assess a broad range of coping responses, several of which had an explicit basis in theory. Brief cope department of psychology university of miami. Psychometric properties of the briefcope for the evaluation. The brief cope is based on acknowledged theoretical.
The most important finding of this study was that the cfa results did not fit the data. Measuring coping behavior in liver transplant candidates. The brief cope omits two scales of the full cope, reduces others to. Meanwhile, the testretest reliability was assessed using the intraclass correlation. Adapting the brief cope for chinese adolescents with visual.
Predictors of coping strategies among nursing college. As the brief cope was not investigated in this context, and in view of the concerns mentioned above, the aims of the present study were twofold. It is a measure used for many healthrelevant situations, such as drug addiction, ageing, breast cancer, depression, and aids. Sep 14, 2015 the cope inventory and the brief cope have been used in a number of hivrelated studies 34, 60. The items from the remaining scales formed larger factors, but carver 1 concluded. The aim of this study was to validate a culturally appropriate chilean version of the brief cope, assess. Brief cope questionnaire here you can take a brief questionnaire about what coping strategy you use. Carver of the university of miami and is used to empirically determine what mechanisms you use and helps you identify what research says about that technique. Interpreting brief cope scores i am assessing the stress and coping of employees in northern ireland. The results of the present study endowed with strong support for the construct validity of coping styles scale css. Validity and reliability of the brief cope in carers of peop. You have to love someone who scans every single page of their favourite book just so they can spread the wordy magic with their friends on the internet. You are welcome to use all scales of the brief cope, or to choose selected. Findings indicated a significant relationship between stress and job satisfaction.1075 156 1382 130 419 1368 213 769 2 1584 418 784 996 1410 1240 106 877 589 441 124 565 651 25 1232 1093 1182 1204 804 1373 1052 25 704 588 930 369