The paper looks at the limitations and strengths of using the A-cope questionnaire for measuring strategies for coping with prolonged conﬂict by Palestinian young people in Gaza. The scale was administered to young people between the ages of 8 and 17. The results show some gender diﬀerences in coping strategies. However, some items on the subscales are not relevant for Muslim societies or societies in situations of prolonged conﬂict. The authors suggest that combining an anthropological contextual perspective and qualitative data with psychological instruments is an eﬀective way of addressing the limitations of using a single quantitative method of assessment in non-Western complex social and cultural settings.
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