BehaviourParentingRelationshipsSupport ServicesToolsYouthAdolescent Coping Orientation for Problem Experiences (A-COPE)

Author(s): Dr. Hamilton McCubbin and Dr. Joan Patterson; University of Wisconsin-Madison

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: The full guide to scoring can be purchased from University of Hawaii. Uses a 1-5 scale with the following ratings and answer options: (1) Never; (2) Hardly Ever; (3) Sometimes; (4) Often; (5) Most of the time

Number of questions: 54

Price: The tool is free to use, but the guide to scoring can be purchased from University of Hawaii

Key Points:

  • The tool was designed to record the behaviours of young people that help them manage problems and stressful situations
  • Suitable for use by programs working with youth, such as case management, counselling and mentoring

The A-COPE tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of young people to assist in the measurement of the behaviours related to management of problems and difficult situations. This tool consists of 54 questions.

This tool was created by Dr. Hamilton McCubbin and Dr. Joan Patterson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison , and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.