Measuring resilience in two generations

Psychometric properties of available instruments

Marlene Z Cohen, Kevin A Kupzyk, Lyn Meridew Holley, Rabbi Mendel Katzman

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Background and Purpose: This study examines measures of resilience to identify the best available measure for future research to assess efficacy of a low-cost intervention that enhances resilience of older adults and youth (i.e., intergenerational transfer of ethnic culture). Methods: Scanning the literature produced no obvious choice; 3 measures showed promise: the Wagnild-Young Resilience Scale, Windle-Markland-Woods Psychological Resilience Scale, and the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC); 200 ethnicityalike older adults and 192 youths completed all three scales. Results: Factor analyses interpreted in consultation with a panel of community advisers showed no measure was statistically robust. The CD-RISC had acceptable reliability and a conceptually interpretable structure. Conclusions: Results suggest the CD-RISC, supplemented by qualitative input, provides a way forward for research on efficacy of intergenerational interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-352
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Culture
  • Ethnicity
  • Intergenerational
  • Measurement
  • Resilience
  • Structural equation models

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  • Nursing(all)

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Measuring resilience in two generations : Psychometric properties of available instruments. / Cohen, Marlene Z; Kupzyk, Kevin A; Holley, Lyn Meridew; Katzman, Rabbi Mendel.

In: Journal of Nursing Measurement, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.01.2017, p. 332-352.

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