Brief COPE scale(Carver 1997): permission required
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faiza aslam khan asked 7 months ago
aoa dear admin
im a student of MS psychology, final semester. i intend to use bref COPE scale( urdu version) by Akhtar 2005, in my research. kindly help me seek permission from the said author.
i also need its scoring and subscales interpretation
thank you
2 Answers
Muhammad Aamir Staff answered 7 months ago
This scale translate by Khan. For permission, you need to contact NIP (National Institute of Psychology, QAU, Islamabad).
Click here for contact information of NIP
Muhammad Aamir Staff answered 7 months ago
Brief COPE
The items below are an abbreviated version of the COPE Inventory. We have used it in research with breast cancer patients, with a community sample recovering from Hurricane Andrew, and with other samples as well. The citation for the article reporting the development of the Brief COPE, which includes information about factor structure and internal reliability from the hurricane sample is below. The Brief COPE has also been translated into several other languages, which have been published separately by other researchers (see below). 
We created the shorter item set partly because earlier patient samples became impatient at responding to the full instrument (both because of the length and redundancy of the full instrument and because of the overall time burden of the assessment protocol).  In choosing which items to retain for this version (which has only 2 items per scale), we were guided by strong loadings from previous factor analyses, and by item clarity and meaningfulness to the patients in a previous study.  In creating the reduced item set, we also “tuned” some of the scales somewhat (largely because some of the original scales had dual focuses) and omitted scales that had not appeared to be important among breast cancer patients.  In this way the positive reinterpretation and growth scale became positive reframing (no growth); focus on and venting of emotions became venting (focusing was too tied to the experiencing of the emotion, and we decided it was venting we were really interested in); mental disengagement became self-distraction (with a slight expansion of mentioned means of self-distraction).  We also added one scale that was not part of the original inventory–a 2-item measure of self-blame–because this response has been important in some earlier work.
You are welcome to use all scales of the Brief COPE, or to choose selected scales for use.  Feel free as well to adapt the language for whatever time scale you are interested in.
Citation:   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.  [abstract]
Following is the BRIEF COPE as we are now administering it, with the instructional orientation for a presurgery interview (the first time the COPE is given in this particular study).  Please feel free to adapt the instructions as needed for your application.
Scales are computed as follows (with no reversals of coding):
Self-distraction, items 1 and 19 
Active coping, items 2 and 7 
Denial, items 3 and 8 
Substance use, items 4 and 11 
Use of emotional support, items 5 and 15 
Use of instrumental support, items 10 and 23 
Behavioral disengagement, items 6 and 16 
Venting, items 9 and 21 
Positive reframing, items 12 and 17 
Planning, items 14 and 25 
Humor, items 18 and 28 
Acceptance, items 20 and 24 
Religion, items 22 and 27 
Self-blame, items 13 and 26 
I have had many questions about combining scales into “problem focused” and “emotion focused” aggregates, or into an “overall” coping index. I have never done that in my own use of the scales. There is no such thing as an “overall” score on this measure, and I recommend no particular way of generating a dominant coping style for a give person. Please do NOT write to me asking for instructions to for “adaptive” and “maladaptive” composites, because I do not have any such instructions. I generally look at each scale separately to see what its relation is to other variables. An alternative is to create second-order factors from among the scales (see the 1989 article) and using the factors as predictors. If you decide to do that, I recommend that you use your own data to determine the composition of the higher-order factors. Different samples exhibit different patterns of relations.
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