Journal article

The Coping Scale for Adults: Correlates of productive and nonproductive coping

E Frydenberg, R Lewis

The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist | Published : 2002

Abstract

AbstractFrydenberg and Lewis (1997) designed the Coping Scale for Adults (CSA) as an instrument to be used by parents, teachers, and administrators to develop their coping resources. This review of six studies using the CSA examined its validity and utility. The studies showed signifiant relationships between nonproductive CSA coping strategies and a number of undesired outcomes such as low self-esteem, feelings of being overwhelmed, and stress. Similarly, a consistent pattern of findings across studies linked the produaive strategies of the CSA to more positive outcomes and less negative ones. The findings appear to provide support for recent research indicating that the linkage between mal..

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