Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale

Atsushi Oshio, Shinji Nagamine, Hitoshi Kaneko, Motoyuki Nakaya

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

77 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale which measures the psychological features of resilient individuals. Research involving this scale, the Negative Life Events Scale, and the General Health Questionnaire was conducted with a group of 207 Japanese undergraduate students (104 men and 103 women; M age = 20.2 yr., SD = .9). A cluster analysis for the Negative Life Events Scale and General Health Questionnaire yielded three clusters: (1) mentally healthy with little experience of Negative Life Events, (2) poorer mental health with many experiences of Negative Life Events, (3) mentally healthy despite many experiences of Negative Life Events. These three groups were defined as (1) Well Adjusted, (2) Vulnerable, and (3) Resilient, respectively. Mean differences in scores on the Adolescent Resilience Scale among the three groups were subjected to one-way analysis of variance. The mean scores of both the Well Adjusted and Resilient groups were higher than that of the Vulnerable group, and therefore support the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217-1222
Number of pages6
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume93
Issue number3 II
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Life Change Events
Health
Cluster Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Mental Health
Students
Psychology
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Oshio, A., Nagamine, S., Kaneko, H., & Nakaya, M. (2003). Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale. Psychological Reports, 93(3 II), 1217-1222.

Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale. / Oshio, Atsushi; Nagamine, Shinji; Kaneko, Hitoshi; Nakaya, Motoyuki.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 93, No. 3 II, 12.2003, p. 1217-1222.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oshio, A, Nagamine, S, Kaneko, H & Nakaya, M 2003, 'Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale', Psychological Reports, vol. 93, no. 3 II, pp. 1217-1222.
Oshio A, Nagamine S, Kaneko H, Nakaya M. Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale. Psychological Reports. 2003 Dec;93(3 II):1217-1222.
Oshio, Atsushi ; Nagamine, Shinji ; Kaneko, Hitoshi ; Nakaya, Motoyuki. / Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale. In: Psychological Reports. 2003 ; Vol. 93, No. 3 II. pp. 1217-1222.
@article{6cff9129ae2141828a97b5e26d99ca68,
title = "Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale",
abstract = "The aim of this study was to assess the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale which measures the psychological features of resilient individuals. Research involving this scale, the Negative Life Events Scale, and the General Health Questionnaire was conducted with a group of 207 Japanese undergraduate students (104 men and 103 women; M age = 20.2 yr., SD = .9). A cluster analysis for the Negative Life Events Scale and General Health Questionnaire yielded three clusters: (1) mentally healthy with little experience of Negative Life Events, (2) poorer mental health with many experiences of Negative Life Events, (3) mentally healthy despite many experiences of Negative Life Events. These three groups were defined as (1) Well Adjusted, (2) Vulnerable, and (3) Resilient, respectively. Mean differences in scores on the Adolescent Resilience Scale among the three groups were subjected to one-way analysis of variance. The mean scores of both the Well Adjusted and Resilient groups were higher than that of the Vulnerable group, and therefore support the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale.",
author = "Atsushi Oshio and Shinji Nagamine and Hitoshi Kaneko and Motoyuki Nakaya",
year = "2003",
month = "12",
language = "English",
volume = "93",
pages = "1217--1222",
journal = "Psychological Reports",
issn = "0033-2941",
publisher = "Ammons Scientific Ltd",
number = "3 II",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Construct validity of the adolescent resilience scale

AU - Oshio, Atsushi

AU - Nagamine, Shinji

AU - Kaneko, Hitoshi

AU - Nakaya, Motoyuki

PY - 2003/12

Y1 - 2003/12

N2 - The aim of this study was to assess the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale which measures the psychological features of resilient individuals. Research involving this scale, the Negative Life Events Scale, and the General Health Questionnaire was conducted with a group of 207 Japanese undergraduate students (104 men and 103 women; M age = 20.2 yr., SD = .9). A cluster analysis for the Negative Life Events Scale and General Health Questionnaire yielded three clusters: (1) mentally healthy with little experience of Negative Life Events, (2) poorer mental health with many experiences of Negative Life Events, (3) mentally healthy despite many experiences of Negative Life Events. These three groups were defined as (1) Well Adjusted, (2) Vulnerable, and (3) Resilient, respectively. Mean differences in scores on the Adolescent Resilience Scale among the three groups were subjected to one-way analysis of variance. The mean scores of both the Well Adjusted and Resilient groups were higher than that of the Vulnerable group, and therefore support the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale.

AB - The aim of this study was to assess the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale which measures the psychological features of resilient individuals. Research involving this scale, the Negative Life Events Scale, and the General Health Questionnaire was conducted with a group of 207 Japanese undergraduate students (104 men and 103 women; M age = 20.2 yr., SD = .9). A cluster analysis for the Negative Life Events Scale and General Health Questionnaire yielded three clusters: (1) mentally healthy with little experience of Negative Life Events, (2) poorer mental health with many experiences of Negative Life Events, (3) mentally healthy despite many experiences of Negative Life Events. These three groups were defined as (1) Well Adjusted, (2) Vulnerable, and (3) Resilient, respectively. Mean differences in scores on the Adolescent Resilience Scale among the three groups were subjected to one-way analysis of variance. The mean scores of both the Well Adjusted and Resilient groups were higher than that of the Vulnerable group, and therefore support the construct validity of the Adolescent Resilience Scale.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=4243098272&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=4243098272&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 14765593

AN - SCOPUS:4243098272

VL - 93

SP - 1217

EP - 1222

JO - Psychological Reports

JF - Psychological Reports

SN - 0033-2941

IS - 3 II

ER -