Protective Factors for Resilience Scale (PFRS)

Citation: Harms, C., Pooley, J., & Cohen, L. (2017). The protective factors for resilience scale (PFRS): Development of the scale. Cogent Psychology, 4(1), Cogent Psychology, 01 January 2017, Vol.4(1).

PMID or DOI: PMID: 14765593, DOI: 10.2466/pr0.2003.93.3f.1217

Main positive psychological well-being construct measured: Protective factors

Sub-constructs measured: Personal resources, social resources (family), and social resources (peers)

Available subscales: N/A

Description: The Protective Factors for Resilience Scale was developed to examine three sets of factors that predict resilience: personal resources, social resources from family and social resources from peers. The measure was developed based on the need for scale measures to distinguish multiple dimensions of resilience factors using a data-driven approach with factor analysis.

Number of items: 20

Example statement/item: “I can deal with whatever challenges come my way.” 

Response options: 7-point response scale, 1=strongly disagree to 7=strongly agree

Total score: Responses are summed within each subscale and for the total measure.