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Validity and Reliability of the Resilience Scale for Early Adolescents

By Hülya Şahin Baltaci and Zeynep Karataş

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AbstractThe aim of the study is to develop a new scale, called the “Resilience Scale for Early Adolescents” (RSEA). This study was carried out on four different groups consisting of secondary school students (in total 760 students) from Burdur in Turkey. The psychometric properties of the RSEA were analyzed by means of item analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and criterion related validity, internal consistency and test-retest methods. The exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis results demonstrated that the scale comprised four factors. As a result of the EFA, the factor loadings of 23 items in the four factors were found to vary between 0.68 and 0.78. These four factors explained 48% of the total variance. Within the scope of the criterion related validity, negatively significant correlations were found between the RSEA and the Depression Scale for Early Adolescents. The RSEA's internal consistency coefficient and test-retest reliability coefficient were each determined to be 0.85. In conclusion, RSEA can be used as a reliable and valid measure for Turkish early adolescents

Publisher: Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.04.148
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