About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Resilience and coping, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Family relationships; Friend relationships; Teacher relationships; Community Relationships; Role model relationships; Love relationships; Community safety; Family financial security; Social activities; Interdependent problem solving; Self-efficacy; Resourcefulness; Team work; Empathy; Positive learning experience; High self-expectations; Bouncebackability; Optimism; Self-esteem; Distress tolerance; Spirituality
Description The Youth Ecological-Resilience Scale (YERS) is a multidimensional, summated rating scale that measures youth resilience within an ecological framework.
Example On the whole, I am satisfied with myself
Link Contact author at avanbreda@uj.ac.za

Implementation details

No. of items 145
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 14-21
Cost single purchase Available from a
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Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .71-.91
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support r= .59; Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale, r= .58
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Van Breda, A. D. (2016). The Youth Ecological-Resilience Scale: A Partial Validation. Research on Social Work Practice. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1049731516651731