Resiliency Attitudes and Skills Profile

The Resiliency Attitudes and Skills Profile is a 34-item self-reported measure of individual experience of attitudes and skills associated with resilience in youth, separated into seven domains: Insight, Independence, Creativity, Humor, Initiative, Relationships, and Values/Orientation. The scale asses resiliency attitudes and skills including interpersonal skills, adaptability, and self-confidence.


High Psychometric Score Warning Flag

ITEMS:

Insight

1. I learn from my mistakes.
2. I notice small changes in facial expression.
3. I know when I am good at something.
4. I can change my behavior to match the situation.
5. When something goes wrong, I can tell if it was my fault.
6. I can sense when someone is not telling the truth.
7. I can tell what mood someone is in just by looking at him/her.

Independence

8. I can deal with whatever comes in the future.
9. I’m prepared to deal with the consequences of my actions.
10. I say “no” to things I don’t want to do.
11. It’s OK if some people do not like me.
12. I control my own life.

Creativity

13. Once I set a goal for myself, I don’t let anything stop me from reaching it.
14. I can imagine the consequences of my actions.
15. When I am faced with a tough situation, I come up with new ways to handle it.
16. I can come up with different ways to let out my feelings.

Humor

17. My sense of humor makes it easier to deal with tough situations.
18. I look for the “lighter side” of tough situations.
19. Laughter helps me deal with stress.

Initiative

20. When my work is criticized, I try harder the next time.
21. I can change my surroundings.
22. I try to figure out things I do not understand.

Relationships

23. My friends know they can count on me.
24. My family is there for me when I need them.
25. I avoid people who could get me into trouble.
26. I choose my friends carefully.
27. I’m good at keeping friendships going.
28. I have friends that will back me up.

Values/Orientation

29. It’s OK if I don’t see things the way other people do.
30. Lying is unacceptable.
31. I am comfortable making my own decisions.
32. I try to help other.
33. I stand up for what I believe is right.
34. I avoid situations where I could get into trouble.

Response Options:
6-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 6

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Hurtes, K. P., & Allen, L. R. (2001). Measuring resiliency in youth: The resiliency attitudes and skills profile. Therapeutic recreation journal, 35(4), 333.

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-Retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 6.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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