Brief COPE

Brief COPE

Definition

The Brief COPE is a multidimensional coping inventory to assess the different ways in which people respond to stress. It is a brief measure of coping reactions, based on the COPE inventory. The Brief COPE includes only 28 items, which measure 14 conceptually differentiable coping reactions. Some of these reactions are known to be generally adaptive; others are known to be problematic. The Brief COPE thus provides researchers a way to assess potentially important coping responses quickly.

Domains

Coping

Administrations

Self-administered

Assessment type

Positive psychology

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

16 years and above

Estimated time

About 10 minutes

Attribution

Carver, C. S. (1997). You want to measure coping but your protocol’s too long: Consider the Brief COPE. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 4, 92-100.