About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Consult CD-RISC manual
Description Measures one’s ability to cope with adversity. Available in 2, 10 and 25 question formats.
Example Able to adapt to change
Link http://www.cd-risc.com

Implementation details

No. of items 25
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 20
Age 12-18
Cost single purchase Manual $20; Lice
Cost per child License depends

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .89-.93
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 25-item: KMO= .9
CFA 3 factors: Chi-square= 3292.46, p< .001
df= 272
RMSEA= .06
CFI= .87
GFI= .99
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, r= .44; Children's Depression Inventory, r = -.38; Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders, r= -.25
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Davidson, J. R. T., & Connor, K .M. (2016) Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) Manual. Partly accessible at www.cd-risc.com
Jorgensen, I. E., & Seedat, S. (2008).Factor structure of the Connor-Davidson resilience scale in South African adolescents. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20(1), 23-32. doi:10.1515/ijamh.2008.20.1.23

Yu, X. N., Lau, J. T., Mak, W. W., Zhang, J., & Lui, W. W. (2011). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale among Chinese adolescents. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52(2), 218-224. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2010.05.010