Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2013, 21-32

Original scientific paper

Adolescent Psychological Resilience Scale: Validity and Reliability Study

Sefa Bulut - Faculty of Education, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
Uğur Doğan - Bolu High School of Fine Arts and Sport, Bolu, Turkey
Yunus Altundağ - Bolu Atatürk Anatolian High School, Turkey

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The purpose of this research was the development of an Adolescent Psychological Resilience Scale. Validity and reliability studies were completed. Participants in the study were 347 high school students. Exploratory factor analyses of construct validity explained 56.99% of the total variance of the scale and found 29 items and 6 factors. The criteria for the validity of the study included the Problem Solving Inventory with 0.47, the Beck Hopelessness Scale with 0.61 and the Locus of Control Scale, in which a 0.46 correlation was found. In a reliability study, the Cronbach’s alpha was 0.87, 0.61, and 0.89 for the subscales-ranged alpha values. After an interval of 1 month, a result of the test-retest correlation coefficient was found to be 0.87. In another reliability study, 27% of bottom-top group comparisons revealed significant differences in all items. Finally, the item-total correlation analysis of the relationship was examined and found to vary between 0.59 and 0.81. Based on these findings, we can say that the Adolescent Resilience Scale can be used in the field of education and psychology and that it is a reliable and valid measurement tool.

psychological resilience scale, adolescent, validity, reliability

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