Rudolf H. Moos, PhD
Use the CRI in counselling, stress management education, and other settings to identify and monitor coping strategies in adults and adolescents, to develop better clinical case descriptions and to plan and evaluate the outcome of treatment.
This brief self-report inventory identifies cognitive and behavioural responses the individual used to cope with a recent problem or stressful situation. The 8 scales include Approach Coping Styles (Logical Analysis, Positive Reappraisal, Seeking Guidance and Support, and Problem Solving) and Avoidant Coping Styles (Cognitive Avoidance, Acceptance or Resignation, Seeking Alternative Rewards and Emotional Discharge). Information about reliability and validity is presented in the Professional Manual for each version.
Two separate versions of the CRI have been developed, the CRI-Adult (over 18 years of age) and the CRI-Youth (ages 12-18 years). Each version has its own manual, with information about reliability and validity, and an Ideal and an Actual form. The Ideal form may be used to compare actual and preferred coping styles, to set treatment goals, and to monitor progress. The Actual form surveys the individual's actual coping behaviour, while the Ideal form surveys preferred coping styles. Both forms are written at a 6th-grade reading level.
Individuals complete the self-report inventory, marking answers on the answer sheet. The carbonless bottom sheet contains a scoring grid for quick and easy calculation of raw scores.
The back page of the answer sheet contains a profile for determining and plotting T scores and examining patterns of coping. Scoring and profiling take about 5 minutes.
The new Coping Responses Inventory: An Update on Research Applications and Validity (Manual Supplement) is now available!
The new Manual Supplement provides a broad range of information about recent applications of the CRI-Adult and CRI-Youth versions and summarises validity information based on more than 180 studies and dissertations published over the past decade.
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