CISS™

Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations

Norman Endler, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. , James D.A. Parker, Ph.D.

Measure three types of coping styles to determine the preference of an individual


CISS™

Overview

Overview

The Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS™) measures three types of coping styles. Coping styles play an important role in physical and psychological well being. This role is especially evident when individuals are confronted with negative or stressful life events. The way people cope with illness is an important factor in their recovery and subsequent adjustment. The CISS represents a new direction in understanding the important interaction between stressful events and the ways in which we deal with them.

Key Features:

  • Helps you determine the preferred coping style of an individual
  • Contributes to your overall understanding of the relationship between that individual's coping style and his or her personality
  • Provides useful results for treatment and intervention planning

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

  • Task-Oriented Coping
  • Emotion-Oriented Coping
  • Avoidance-Oriented Coping
  • Distraction
  • Social Diversion

Quick Reference

Age

Age

Adolescent: 13 to 18
Adult: 18 & Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

10 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

Adult: 48
Adolescent: 48

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Reading Level

Reading Level

8th Grade

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools

CHIP
SPSI-R
EQ-i 2.0®

Quick Reference

Age

Age

Adolescent: 13 to 18
Adult: 18 & Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

10 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

Adult: 48
Adolescent: 48

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Reading Level

Reading Level

8th Grade

Complementary Tools

Complementary Tools

CHIP
SPSI-R
EQ-i 2.0®

Components

Components

How To Use

How To Use

Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

Normative Data

Normative Data

CISS: Adolescent

The adolescent version of the CISS is suitable for individuals between the ages of 13 and 18. It uses gender-specific adolescent normative data.

CISS: Adult

The adult version of the CISS is suitable for individuals 18 years of age and older.

CISS: Situation-Specific Coping (CISS: SSC)

The CISS: SSC is a 21-item measure for adults. It examines a designated event, such as a change in social situation, change in a relationship, or a personal conflict.

The CISS includes separate adolescent and adult forms. Both are available in handscored format using MHS QuikScore™ forms. The CISS: Situation-Specific Coping measure is also available. This component focuses on a specified event or situation. Each form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Reliability
Overall, the alpha coefficients are highly satisfactory across the normative groups. It is important to note that the alphas are slightly lower in the psychometric sample than in the normal sample, although still highly reliable.

In general, test-retest reliabilities were moderate to high for male and female undergraduates. The Task and Emotion scales had the highest reliabilities, above or equal to .68 for both genders.

The avoidance scale and the two subscales of Distraction and Social Diversion had moderate reliabilities, ranging from .51 to .60.

Validity
In the undergraduate sample, low non-significant correlations were found between the M-C and the CISS scales of Task, Avoidance, Distraction, and Social Diversion for both male and female undergraduates.

The combined sample for the CISS consisted of 2,898 individuals and included general population adolescents and adults, college students, correctional populations, psychiatric inpatients, and various occupational groups.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

CISS Adult Version Complete Kit

CISS Manual, 25 Forms, and 25 SSC Forms

Handscored
CA: $175.00

CISS Adolescent Version Complete Kit

CISS Manual and 25 Adolescent Forms

Handscored
CA: $108.00

Forms

CISS Adult Forms

CISS Adult Forms

Handscored
CA: $67.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

CISS Adolescent Forms

CISS Adolescent Forms

Handscored
CA: $67.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

CISS: Situation Specific Coping Forms

CISS: Situation Specific Coping Forms

Handscored
CA: $67.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

CISS Manual (Adult/Adolescent)

CISS Manual (Adult/Adolescent)

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CA:
$63.00