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Resilience and subjective wellbeing: a psychometric evaluation in young Australian adults

Tomyn, Adrian J. and Weinberg, Melissa K. 2016, Resilience and subjective wellbeing: a psychometric evaluation in young Australian adults, Australian psychologist, vol. In Press, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1111/ap.12251.

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Title Resilience and subjective wellbeing: a psychometric evaluation in young Australian adults
Author(s) Tomyn, Adrian J.
Weinberg, Melissa K.
Journal name Australian psychologist
Volume number In Press
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 0005-0067
1742-9544
Keyword(s) resilience
subjective wellbeing
Connor-Davidson
psychometric performance
Victoria
Australia
youths
Summary Objective: Resilience is an important and underdeveloped area of research, and there are few studies that describe levels of resilience among youth samples. A major aim of this research is to explore the utility of an adapted form of the 10-item Connor Davidson Resilience Scale and to clarify the association between this construct and a robust measure of subjective wellbeing.

Method: A representative sample of 1000 Victorians aged 16-25 years participated in a telephone interview comprising the modified 10-item Connor Davidson Resilience Scale and the Personal Wellbeing Index. Results: The modified 10-item Connor Davidson Resilience Scale demonstrated adequate inter-item reliability and factored as intended. A moderate, positive correlation was found between the modified 10-item Connor Davidson Resilience Scale and the Personal Wellbeing Index. Significance testing revealed group differences for gender, age, and annual household income. The results are also used to establish theoretical "normal" ranges for resilience in Victoria's youth population.

Conclusion: The results from this study support the modified 10-item Connor Davidson Resilience Scale as a valid and reliable measure of young people's resilience using traditional psychometric tests. Moreover, this is the first study to describe the levels of resilience among Victorian youths and to evaluate these data alongside a robust measure of subjective wellbeing. The implications of the findings for government policy and service delivery are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/ap.12251
Field of Research 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Australian Psychological Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090665

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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