About the Measure

Domains Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Personal competence; Family cohesion; Structured style; Social resources; Social cohesion
Description A measure of different resilience factors for young people.
Example I achieve my goals if I make a great effort
Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S200707801530002X

Implementation details

No. of items 28
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 12-18
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .88
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA KMO= .92
CFA 5 factors Chi-square= 6146.0
df= 3402
RMSEA= .06; CFI= .97; GFI= .93

Chi-square= 558.762
gl = 199
CFI = .932
NFI = .899
IFI = .933
TLI = .921
RMSEA = .046
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Emotional Quotient Inventory, r= [.44,.55]; Youth Version: Rosenberg self-esteem scale, r= [.32,.59]; Children's Depression Inventory, r= [-.45,-.36]; Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale, r= [-.23,-.11]; Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale, r= [-.40,-.11]
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Kelly, Y., Fitzgerald, A., & Dooley, B. (2016). Validation of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ) in Ireland: a multi-group analysis. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1506
Ruvalcaba-Romero, N. (2014). Validation of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ) in Mexico. Journal of Behavior, Health and Social Issues, 6(2), 21–34. doi:10.5460/jbhsi.v6.2.41180