COSA assesses a persons coping skills and his or her predominant methods of coping with stress.



No. of questions: 64

Question type: Self-report

Estimated completion time: 15 minutes Shorter versions of assessment: N/A Recommended age level: 18+ Qualification Level: Class A

Compliance: APA standards ; EEOC standards (gender, age, ethnicity)


Report Includes:




Detailed narrative interpretation

List of frequently used coping techniques



Factors and Scales:

Overall Score plus 3 factors, divided into 12 scales:

Problem-Focused Coping: Refers to ways of handling stress that deal with taking action in order to improve the stressor

Emotion-Focused Coping: Methods of handling stressful situations that entail learning how to deal

with the situation emotionally

Empty Coping Strategies/Hang-Ups: Entails “empty” coping strategies that generally will not be helpful in dealing with stressful situations

COSA (Coping Skills Assessment)

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