The Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire: Validation of a Shortened Version in U.S. Youths

Jacqueline R. Anderson, Michael Killian, Jennifer L. Hughes, A. John Rush, Madhukar H. Trivedi

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Introduction: Resilience is a factor in how youth respond to adversity. The 88-item Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire is a comprehensive, multi-dimensional self-report measure of resilience developed with Australian youth. Methods: Using a cross-sectional adolescent population (n = 3,222), confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to replicate the original factor structure. Over half of the adolescents were non-white and 9th graders with a mean age of 15.5. Results: Our exploratory factor analysis shortened the measure for which we conducted the psychometric analyses. The original factor structure was not replicated. The exploratory factor analysis provided a 49-item measure. Internal consistency reliability for all 12 factors ranged from acceptable (α> 0.70–0.80). The revised factor total scores were highly and significantly correlated with item–total correlation coefficients (r > 0.63, p < 0.001). Conclusion: This revised shorter 49-item version of the Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire could be deployed and has acceptable psychometric properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number606373
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
StatePublished - Nov 27 2020


  • adolescence
  • assessment
  • psychometrics
  • resilience (psychological)
  • youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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