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The Coping Scale for Adults (CSA) has been developed as an instrument to be used by teachers, administrators, parents, and adults in general to assist them to develop their coping resources. This paper reports on the validity and utility of this instrument. Five studies using the CSA (E. Frydenberg and R. Lewis, 1997) found significant relationships between a number of undesired outcomes (such as low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, and stress) and coping strategies assessed by the CSA which have been termed nonproductive. There is also a consistent pattern of findings across studies linking the more positive outcomes (and less negative ones) to strategies that have been termed the productive strategies of CSA. The findings appear to provide support for recent research which indicates that the linkage between maladaptive styles and negative outcomes are stronger than those between productive styles and productive outcomes. This has implications for the development of strategies and the identification of those that need to be used with caution. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 24 references.) (Author/SLD)

Descriptors: Adults, Construct Validity, Coping, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Validity











Author: Fredenberg, Erica; Lewis, Ramon

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9808&id=ED443888







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