Year: 2002 Source: British Journal of Educational Psychology, v.72, (2002), p.419-431 SIEC No: 20040014

In this study, the authors examine the relationship between young people’s declared failure to cope & the many coping styles that are reported concomitantly. The research questions addressed the extent to which positive & negative coping strategies co-exist in adolescent populations & whether the co-existence of these strategies confounds interpretation of the impact of coping on outcomes. It was found that young people who were coping less successfully were those utilising more emotion-focused strategies. (49 refs)