The Scale of Protective Factors (SPF) is a 24-item measure of specific social and cognitive protective factors that impact the resiliency individuals who have experienced assault. It assesses four sub-scales of protective factors conferring resilience, including social support, social skills, planning and prioritizing behavior, and goal efficacy.
Social support My friends/family…
Social Skills I am good at…
Planning Behavior When working on something, I…
Goal efficacy I am confident in my ability to…
Response options: A 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 = disagree completely to 5 = completely agree.
Overall scores are obtained by adding each item; scores range from 24 to 120 and subscale scores range from 6 to 30. Overall scores of 64 or lower indicate low resilience, scores between 65 and 84 indicate moderate resilience, and scores of 85 or higher indicate high resilience.
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
Total Score: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM)
For more details, see Scoring Methodology