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ERIC Number: EJ916012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
The Resilience Scale for Adults: Construct Validity and Measurement in a Belgian Sample
Hjemdal, Odin; Friborg, Oddgeir; Braun, Stephanie; Kempenaers, Chantal; Linkowski, Paul; Fossion, Pierre
International Journal of Testing, v11 n1 p53-70 2011
The Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) was developed and has been extensively validated in Norwegian samples. The purpose of this study was to explore the construct validity of the Resilience Scale for Adults in a French-speaking Belgian sample and test measurement invariance between the Belgian and a Norwegian sample. A Belgian student sample (N = 363) completed the RSA, the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25), and Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC-29). A Norwegian second sample (N = 315) was included in the analyses of invariance of the RSA. There were expected positive and negative significant correlations with SOC-29 and HSCL-25, respectively. The metric invariance was supported, with the exception of one of the six RSA factors. The findings demonstrate that the RSA may be a valid and reliable self-report measure of protective factors and further the results also indicated cross-cultural validity for the RSA in a French-speaking Belgian sample. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hopkins Symptom Checklist