Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Trauma Stress. 2007 Dec;20(6):1019-28.

Psychometric analysis and refinement of the Connor-davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC): Validation of a 10-item measure of resilience.

Author information

1
Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. campbell-sills@ucsd.edu

Abstract

Resilience refers to an individual's ability to thrive despite adversity. The current study examined the psychometric properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC). Three undergraduate samples (ns < 500) were used to determine the factor structure of the CD-RISC. The first two samples were used to conduct exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and the third was used for confirmatory factor analysis. The EFA showed that the CD-RISC had an unstable factor structure across two demographically equivalent samples. A series of empirically driven modifications was made, resulting in a 10-item unidimensional scale that demonstrated good internal consistency and construct validity. Overall, the 10-item CD-RISC displays excellent psychometric properties and allows for efficient measurement of resilience.

PMID:
18157881
DOI:
10.1002/jts.20271
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center