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Psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the Resilience Scale
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine.
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2007 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 21, no 2, 229-237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study was to investigate resilience in relation to age and gender, and to elucidate the underlying structure of the Swedish version of the Resilience Scale (RS). The RS, originally created by Wagnild and Young is a 25 items scale of Lickert type with possible scores ranges from 25 to 175, the higher the score, the stronger resilience. A standardized procedure was used for translation. The analysis was based on 1719 participants, 1248 women and 471 men, from eight different samples, aged from 19 to 103 years. We found that the participants estimated their resilience as relatively high. There was a significant relationship between age and resilience, for every year RS score increased with 0.134 units. There was no relation between gender and resilience. From a factor analyses five factors emerged, equanimity, meaningfulness, perseverance, existential aloneness and self-reliance reflecting the five dimensions described by Wagnild and Young.

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2007. Vol. 21, no 2, 229-237 p.
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resilience, the Resilience Scale, reliability, validity, gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-6714DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1471-6712.2007.00461.xPubMedID: 17559442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-6714DiVA: diva2:146384
Available from: 2008-01-16 Created: 2008-01-16 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved

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