Citation: Rossouw, P. J., & Rossouw, J. G. (2016). The predictive 6-factor resilience scale: Neurobiological fundamentals and organizational application. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 4(1), 31-45.
PMID or DOI: doi:10.12744/ijnpt.2016.0031-0045
Main positive psychological well-being construct measured: Resilience
Sub-constructs measured: Vision, composure, tenacity, reasoning, collaboration, and health
Available subscales: Vision, composure, tenacity, reasoning, collaboration, and health
Description: The Predictive 6-Factor Resilience scale is based on a neurobiological model of resilience domains, focusing on the potential bidirectional relationship between resilience and health, physical functioning, and longevity. Key factors include vision (including self-efficacy and goal setting), composure (including emotion regulation and ability to recognize, understand and act on internal prompts and physical signals), tenacity (including perseverance and hardiness), reasoning (including cognitive traits like problem-solving, resourcefulness, and thriving), collaboration (including psychosocial interaction), and health (including physiological health – incorporating regular exercise, nutrition and sleep hygiene). A final factor of momentum is also assessed, measuring approach and avoidance in terms of a sense of direction and openness to new challenges.
Number of items: 16
Example statement/item: (proprietary)
Response options: 5-point scale ranging from 1=not at all like me, 2=a bit like me, 3=somewhat like me, 4=often like me, and 5=very much like me
Total score: Average scores are calculated within each domain, and the overall average score across all domains is used to determine overall resilience, with higher values indicating higher resilience. 6 items are reverse scored, while 10 items are regularly scored.