Assessing coping strategies: a theoretically based approach.

  title={Assessing coping strategies: a theoretically based approach.},
  author={Charles S Carver and Michael F Scheier and Jagdish Kumari Weintraub},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={56 2},
We developed a multidimensional coping inventory to assess the different ways in which people respond to stress. Five scales (of four items each) measure conceptually distinct aspects of problem-focused coping (active coping, planning, suppression of competing activities, restraint coping, seeking of instrumental social support); five scales measure aspects of what might be viewed as emotional-focused coping (seeking of emotional social support, positive reinterpretation, acceptance, denial… 

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