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ERIC Number: ED421501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 18
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The Adolescent Coping Scale: Construct Validity and What the Instrument Tells Us.
Frydenberg, Erica; Lewis, Ramon
The Adolescent Coping Scale (E. Frydenberg and R. Lewis, 1993) (ACS), developed in the Australian context, has been used widely since 1993 as an instrument to measure coping. Studies to date have published data highlighting the relationship between variables such as age, ethnicity, gender, attitudes and achievement, and coping. In doing so, they have established how particular populations of young people cope. This paper examines the construct validity of the ACS and reports investigations establishing the relationship between positive self-perceptions, achievement, dysfunctional behavior, and coping. These studies are reviewed as providing support for the validity of the instrument and demonstrating the necessity of using both fine-grained and more global measures in the assessment of coping. In addition, the studies collectively extend our understanding of the construct of coping. (Contains 2 figures and 44 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia