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The Cope Scale

Research Briefing

Keywords: coping, coping strategies, psychometric, assessment, resilience

In our continuing quest to fight the pseudo instruments and assessments that proliferate organisations and find and bring you valid and reliable assessments this week we bring you the COPE Scale, or the shortened version of it. This assesses people coping strategies when they are face with difficulty. Unlike many other instruments, The Cape Scale doesn’t give you a final score but rather gives you a coping profile that can be extremely useful for helping people develop healthier coping strategies and resilience.

This research briefing is essential reading for anyone engaged in well-being, resilience or is generally interesting in find out more about coping strategies and creating coping profiles. This is also a very useful tool for teams to understand how each member copes with difficulties.

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