The study compares two differently constructed coping instruments: COPE (Carver et al., 1989) and CISS (Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations; Endler and Parker, 1990). A point is made of the discriminatory validity of the scales being analyzed, their critical evaluation by other authors and relations of the analogous coping strategies identified by means of the various scales. Results obtained on a group of 242 adolescents - Upper Grammar School students - are also interpreted as regards differences in the preference of coping strategies by girls and boys in accordance with the coping methods employed.
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