About the Measure

Domains Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 2
Subscales Personal strengths; External resources
Description The RYDM measures both internal assets (personal strengths) and external resources (protective factors), all of which have been linked to positive developmental outcomes.
Example Do you try to understand how other people feel?
Link http://chks.wested.org/administer/download/elementary/#elem

Implementation details

No. of items 21
Format Dichotomous
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 15
Age 10-11
Cost single purchase $150
Cost per child $1.50

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .36-.71
Test retest 2 weeks, r= [.41,.70]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA 3 factors CFI=.95; TLI=.96 RMSEA=.05; WRMR=1.73
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Feeling unsafe at school, r= [-.14,-.48]; Tobacco use, r= [-.20,-.31]; School performance, r= [.09-.25]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Hanson, T. L., & Kim, J. O. (2007). Measuring Resilience and Youth Development: The Psychometric Properties of the Healthy Kids Survey. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED498459.pdf