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Measuring Resilience Across Participating Regions in the UPRIGHT EU Horizon 2020 Project : Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents

Measuring Resilience Across Participating Regions in the UPRIGHT EU Horizon 2020 Project : Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents


Title: Measuring Resilience Across Participating Regions in the UPRIGHT EU Horizon 2020 Project : Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents
Author: UPRIGHT Project
Date: 2021-02-17
Language: English
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Department: Faculty of Health Promotion, Sports and Leisure Studies
Series: Frontiers in Psychology; 12()
ISSN: 1664-1078
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.629357
Subject: Seigla (persónuleikasálfræði); cross-cultural validation; measurement invariance; protective factors; psychometric properties; Resilience Scale for Adolescents; UPRIGHT project; Psychology (all)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2754

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UPRIGHT Project 2021 , ' Measuring Resilience Across Participating Regions in the UPRIGHT EU Horizon 2020 Project : Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents ' , Frontiers in Psychology , vol. 12 , 629357 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.629357

Abstract:

Resilience is the process and outcome of healthy adaptation despite significant adversity. Proliferation of research on the resilience construct has led to scientific concerns about the operationalization and measurement of resilience for assessment science and practice. Various studies that have investigated the psychometric properties and construct validity of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ) have yielded inconsistent findings, which could partly be due to variations in the methodological approaches. This study investigated the factor structure and construct validity of the READ in four European regions participating in the Universal Preventive Resilience Intervention Globally Implemented in Schools to Improve and Promote Mental Health for Teenagers (UPRIGHT) project. Participants included adolescents aged 10–15 years from Spain (n = 391, females = 51%), Iceland (n = 379, females = 55%), Italy (n = 460, females = 55%), and Poland (n = 316, females = 51%). The five-factor model of the READ was similar across gender and participating regions. Construct validity of the READ was supported. After establishing construct separability, incremental validity was supported (except for the social competence subscale). The READ is a valid and reliable measure of protective factors involved in resilience and demonstrates promise for cross-cultural applicability. Recommendations for measuring resilience and validating the READ in future investigations are provided.

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Funding Information: The authors wish to thank all adolescents, their families, and professionals from the educational centers involved in the UPRIGHT project. Funding. UPRIGHT is a research and innovation project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 754919. The grant agreement (protocol) has undergone peer-review by the European Commission reviewers (governmental and major funding organism) before getting approval. This paper reflects only the authors' views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The funding body has had no role in the study design, in the writing of the protocol or in the decision to submit the paper for publication. Funding Information: UPRIGHT is a research and innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 754919. The grant agreement (protocol) has undergone peer-review by the European Commission reviewers (governmental and major funding organism) before getting approval. This paper reflects only the authors’ views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The funding body has had no role in the study design, in the writing of the protocol or in the decision to submit the paper for publication. Publisher Copyright: © Copyright © 2021 Anyan, Morote, Las Hayas, Gabrielli, Mazur, Gudmundsdottir, González, Królicka-Deregowska, Zwiefka, Olafsdottir and Hjemdal.

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