ERIC Number: ED407472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
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Coping Strategies of Inner-City Adolescents: Response to Recent Personal Conflicts.
Clark, Deborah; Marcon, Rebecca A.
Kidcope, a check list developed to assess the prevalence of coping strategies among children and adolescents, was used to assess the prevalence of 10 coping strategies and their relative efficacy in a sample of 77 inner-city African American eighth graders (54% female). Compared to the white adolescents who comprised the original Kidcope sample of A. Spirito and others (1988), African American adolescents were found to use more coping strategies. Although few sex differences were found in coping strategies, these also differ for inner-city adolescents. In addition, the choice of coping strategies was associated with adolescents' perceptions of control over the problems they described. This study's findings extend the generalizability of the "goodness of fit" coping model (B. E. Compas et al., 1988) and indicate the value of studying adolescents in varying cultural contexts. (Contains one table and nine references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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