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Protocol - Psychological Resilience

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Description:

A self-administered questionnaire with six Likert-style items.

Protocol:

Please respond to each item by marking one box per row:

Strongly Disagree

Disagree

Neutral

Agree

Strongly Agree

1.

I tend to bounce back quickly after hard times

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2.

I have a hard time making it through stressful events

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2 [ ]

1 [ ]

3.

It does not take me long to recover from a stressful event

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5 [ ]

4.

It is hard for me to snap back when something bad happens

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2 [ ]

1 [ ]

5.

I usually come through difficult times with little trouble

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6.

I tend to take a long time to get over set-backs in my life

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2 [ ]

1 [ ]

Scoring: Add the responses varying from 1-5 for all six items giving a range from 6-30. Divide the total sum by the total number of questions answered.

My score: ______ item average / 6

Score interpretation

BRS score

Interpretation

1.00-2.99

Low resilience

3.00-4.30

Normal resilience

4.31-6.00

High resilience

Protocol Name from Source:

Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs
None
Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Participants:

Adults age 18 and older

Specific Instructions:
Selection Rationale

The Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) is a validated, widely used measure of resilience that uses as few items as necessary to accurately assess resilience. Among similar protocols, the BRS is the only measure that specifically assesses resilience in its original and most basic meaning: to bounce back or recover from stress.

Language

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Psychological Brief Resilience Scale Assessment Scale 6360528 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel has not reviewed this measure yet.

Source

Brief Resilience Scale (BRS).

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.

General References
Protocol ID:

251401

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Resilience

Release Date:

N/A

Definition

A self-administered questionnaire to assess the ability to bounce back or recover from stress.

Purpose

An individual's ability to bounce back or recover from stress is key to being able to deal with life's challenges.

Keywords

Stressful events, difficult times, setback, adaptation, recovery, bounce back, Brief Resilience Scale, BRS, gerontology, aging