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Brief Resilience Scale: testing its factorial structure and invariance in Brazil

Lins de Holanda Coelho, Gabriel and Hanel, Paul HP and Medeiros Cavalcanti, Thiago and Teixeira Rezende, Alessandro and Veloso Gouveia, Valdiney (2016) 'Brief Resilience Scale: testing its factorial structure and invariance in Brazil.' Universitas Psychologica, 15 (2). p. 397. ISSN 1657-9267

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Across two studies we aimed to provide evidences of validity and reliability for the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) in Brazil. In study 1, 171 individuals participated (Age M = 21.9, SD = 6.59) and 232 in Study 2 (Age M = 26.3, SD = 7.06). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the predicted one-factor solution, with five items and satisfactory internal consistence (α= 0.76). A multi-group CFA revealed partial measurement equivalence between our and the original (USA) versions of the BRS. The BRS correlated significant with positivity and personality traits. The composite reliability was satisfying; the convergent validity, measured with the average variance extracted, was slightly below the recommendations. Overall, the results show that the measure is psychometrically suitable for research in Brazil.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: resilience; validation; measures; factorial invariance
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 14:16
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 12:55

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