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.
Stoicism/distraction, Seeking Social Support, Self care, Acting out, Rumination
Access and Use
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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