ERIC Number: ED180137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Coping Behavior in Handicapped Children.
The paper describes the Coping Inventory, an observation instrument that provides an index of handicapped children's adaptive behavior by assessing the behaviors and skills they use to meet their own needs and adapt to the demands of their environment. Coping is defined as an active, adaptive process of using strategies to manage one's world. Coping effectiveness is assessed on a continuum from adaptive to maladaptive. The inventory assesses 48 coping behaviors and identifies coping style along three bipolar dimensions: nonproductive-productive, passive-active, and rigid-flexible. The inventory can be divided into the categories of coping with self and coping with environment. Examples and supportive technical data are presented to show how the Coping Inventory can be used for educational and therapeutic planning. (DLS)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Valley Regional High School District, Closter, NJ.
Identifiers: Coping Inventory