Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS)

The MACS is a short, reliable and valid scale to measure adolescent coping, thus enabling clinicians, researchers and educators to improve their practice when conducting research and guiding adolescents in developing effective coping methods.

Content

Topics
Self Management
Skills
Coping
Subskills

Stoicism/distraction, Seeking Social Support, Self care, Acting out, Rumination

Grades
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
34 items
Training
Not indicated
Qualifications
Not indicated
Group/Individual
Individual

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Thorsteinsson, Einar B., and Lucy Davey. “Adolescents’ Compulsive Internet Use and Depression: A Longitudinal Study.” Open Journal of Depression, vol. 03, no. 01, 2014, pp. 13–17., doi:10.4236/ojd.2014.31005.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Sveinbjornsdottir, S., Thorsteinsson, E. B., & Lingam, G. I. (2017). Model Fit and Comparisons for the Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS): Fiji, Iceland, and Australia. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 11(12), 1–6. doi: 10.1017/prp.2017.20