ERIC Number: ED422372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Resiliency Scale.
Bennett, Ellen B.; Novotny, Jenny A.; Green, Kathy E.; Kluever, Raymond C.
The Resiliency Scale (C. Jew, 1992) is a recently developed measure intended to assess an individual's level of three facets of resiliency (optimism, skill acquisition, and risk-taking). Separate exploratory factor analyses with three diverse groups have led to definition of subscales bearing some similarities. In this study, items comparable across the three variations of the scale intended for use with three age groups (adults, 9th graders, 7-12th graders) were identified. This paper reports results of the attempt to explore the stability of the structure of resiliency across age groups as well as across gender. The ninth grade sample consisted of 408 students. Another sample consisted of 392 students in grades 7 through 12, and the third sample was 304 college students. A 17-item, 3-factor model was found to be at least partially invariant between the 9th grade and the 7-12th grade data sets. In addition, analyses suggested that the structure of the resiliency scale was dramatically different for females as compared to male respondents. Results are discussed in light of developmental and identity differences. An appendix lists the three factors. (Contains 2 tables and 27 references.) (Author/SLD)
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