Citation: Baruth, K. E., & Caroll, J. J. (2002). A formal assessment of resilience: The Baruth Protective Factors Inventory. The Journal of Individual Psychology, 58(3), 235–244.
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Main positive psychological well-being construct measured: Protective factors
Sub-constructs measured: Adaptable personality, supportive environment, fewer stressors, and compensating experiences
Available subscales: Adaptable personality, supportive environment, fewer stressors, and compensating experiences
Description: The Baruth Protective Factors Inventory identifies presence of four primary protective factors: adaptable personality, supportive environment, fewer stressors, and compensating experiences, based on literature related to resilience or adaptation in the face of difficulties. These factors can help bring out strengths and resources and enhance problem-solving abilities.
Number of items: 16
Example statement/item: “I have at least one caring person in my life. (whether in your family or not)”
Response options: 5-point scale responses, including strongly agree, agree, neither agree nor disagree, disagree, and strongly disagree
Total score: Individual scale scores and total sum scores are calculated, for a range of 4-16 on each scale and a range of 16-80 on the total score. Individual items are coded so most resilient responses receive a score of 5 and the least resilient responses receive a score of 1.