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Psicologia USP

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NG DEEP, Cláudia Alexandra Ferreira de Carvalho  and  LEAL, Isabel Pereira. Adaptation of “The Resilience Scale” for the adult population of Portugal. Psicol. USP [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp. 417-433.  Epub July 17, 2012. ISSN 0103-6564.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642012005000008.

This paper describes the adaptation of “The Resilience Scale” for Portuguese adults. This instrument was submitted to back-translation (linguistic and conceptual equivalence), to psychometric validation (n = 365), to pretest and retest. It was obtained conceptual and linguistic equivalence/psychometric validation with alpha Cronbach 0.868 for the 23 items, suggesting internal consistency. Factorial analysis grouped the 23 variables in 4 factors: I - Perseverance; II-Sense of life; III-Serenity; IVSelf- reliance and self-confidence, with satisfactory alpha Cronbach values for each factor. The sensitivity of items was verified by the coefficient of asymmetry and flatness. It was proved temporal stability of the scale. The scale shows good psychometric characteristics checking levels of resilience in this population.

Keywords : Resilience; Test adaptation (Portugal); Adults.

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