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Coping Scale for Adults (CSA)

Author(s): Erica Frydenberg and Ramon Lewis
Publisher: ACER Press, 1997
SKU code: PG_QDT


The second edition of the Coping Scale for Adults (CSA-2) is now available. Click here to view the CSA-2.

Purpose: To assess general and specific coping strategies

Age: 18+ years

Time: Long Form: 20–30 minutes; Short Form: 10–15 minutes

Format: Hard-copy; Online

The Coping Scale for Adults (CSA) is an important research, clinical and educational instrument which enables adults to examine their own coping behaviour in different circumstances. This 74-item self-report inventory reliably assesses 19 conceptually and empirically distinct coping strategies, including:

• Seek social support

• Focus on the positive

• Focus on solving the problem              

• Seek professional help

• Work hard    

• Seek relaxing diversions

• Social action 

• Physical recreation

• Ignore the problem  

• Humour

• Self-blame    

• Not cope

Online CSA Short Form Sample Report 

Online CSA Long Form Sample Report

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Author(s): Erica Frydenberg and Ramon Lewis