Definition

Coping refers to the activation of specific behaviors aimed at solving problems and stressful situations. A coping strategy is an action (both behavioral and cognitive) that a person is able to perform to deal with a stressful or difficult situation (Horney, 1939).

This competence can be assessed according to the following three students’ mastery levels:

Introductory level

Cannot find ways to cope with difficult situations; does not see growth possibilities when dealing with difficult situations; cannot control reactions; cannot ask for help.

Intermediate level

Cannot always find ways to cope with difficult situations; does not always see growth possibilities when dealing with difficult situations; can control reactions only in some cases; can ask for help only under certain conditions.

Advanced level

Looks for creative ways to alter difficult situations; believes that positive growth is possible when dealing with difficult situations; can control reactions; asks for help when needed.


Tools for Assessment

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