Citation: Oshio, A., Kaneko, H., Nagamine, S., & Nakaya, M. (2003). Construct Validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale. Psychological Reports, 93(3_suppl), 1217-1222.
PMID or DOI: PMID: 14765593, DOI: 10.2466/pr0.2003.93.3f.1217
Main positive psychological well-being construct measured: Resilience
Sub-constructs measured: Novelty seeking, emotional regulation, and positive future orientation
Available subscales: Novelty seeking, emotional regulation, and positive future orientation
Description: The Adolescent Resilience Scale assesses the psychological features of resilience – or one’s capacity for successful adaptation in spite of challenging or threatening circumstances. The scale explores three factors: novelty seeking, emotional regulation, and positive future orientation based on prior empirical and theoretical work. The measure was developed and validated in older adolescents/younger adults from Japan.
Number of items: 21
Example statement/item: “I seek new challenges”
Response options: 5-point scale, 1=definitely no to 5=definitely yes
Total score: Mean scores are calculated within each subscale and for the total items.
Examples of studies that link to health outcomes:
Chang, L. Y., Wu, C. C., Yen, L. L., & Chang, H. Y. (2019). The effects of family dysfunction trajectories during childhood and early adolescence on sleep quality during late adolescence: Resilience as a mediator. Social Science & Medicine, 222, 162-170.