The Brief Resilience Scale

General information

Description

The Brief Resilience Scale was created to assess the perceived ability to bounce back or recover from stress. The scale was developed to assess a unitary construct of resilience, including both positively and negatively worded items.

Questions

Instructions (depending on how the questions are set out):

How strongly to you agree or disagree with the following statements
or Respond to each statement below by circling one answer per row

Statements

1. I tend to bounce back quickly after hard times.
2. I have a hard time making it through stressful events.
3. It does not take me long to recover from a stressful event.
4. It is hard for me to snap back when something bad happens.
5. I usually come through difficult times with little trouble.
6. I tend to take a long time to get over setbacks in my life.

Responses
Strongly
Disagree
Disagree Neutral Agree
Strongly
Agree

 

Source

Smith, B. W., Dalen, J., Wiggins, K., Tooley, E., Christopher, P., & Bernard, J. (2008). The brief resilience scale: assessing the ability to bounce back. International journal of behavioral medicine, 15(3), 194-200.

Validation details

Fung SF. Validity of the Brief Resilience Scale and Brief Resilient Coping Scale in a Chinese Sample. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(4):1265. Published 2020 Feb 16. doi:10.3390/ijerph17041265

Cronbach’s α = 0.71

Implementation

Cost / Terms of Use

Free (No permission required)

Instructions and Scoring

n/a

Benchmarking

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