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Validation of the Polish version of the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)

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Konaszewski, Karol ; Niesiobędzka, Malgorzata ; Surzykiewicz, Janusz:
Validation of the Polish version of the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS).
In: PLoS one. 15 (10. August 2020) 8. - 16 S.
ISSN 1932-6203

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Background
We conducted three studies to validate the Polish version of the BRS. Our objectives are as follows: first, to explore the dimensional structure of the scale and to determine the internal consistency (study 1: n = 1022); second, to determine the congruent and divergent validity of the BRS (study 2: n = 242); and third, to examine sensitivity of the BRS scale to detect high-risk population (study 3: n = 602).

Methods
To explore the dimensional structure of the scale, we tested a two-factor model with one factor for positively worded items and one factor for negatively worded items. To determine the congruent and divergent validity of the BRS, we analysed correlations among BRS and resilience, positive mental health, and with positive and negative religious coping. We used Student’s t-test to examine sensitivity of the BRS scale to detect a high-risk population.

Results
Based on the CFA, a bivariate model was confirmed for items positively and negatively formulated with a higher order factor, which indicates the homogeneity of the scale, similar to the analyses carried out for their language versions confirming this type of homogeneity of the scale. The internal compatibility assessment based on Cronbach’s Alpha and McDonald’s Omega is good (0.88). Our analyses intended to test convergent and divergent validity, and showed that the BRS results are significantly related to a questionnaire measuring similar constructions. Our validation studies also provided important diagnoses regarding BRS "sensitivity", indicating that groups with higher stress levels achieved lower BRS resilience results.

Conclusion
The results of our research indicate that the Polish version of the BRS should be considered to be a reliable and valid research tool. The Polish version of BRS is a reliable and accurate way of measuring resilience as the ability to bounce back from adversity and overcome various challenges or stressors. This scale may be used for both research and intervention purposes.

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Publikationsform:Artikel
Schlagwörter:Resilience, Validation, Brief Resilience Scale, Mental Health, Religious Coping
Institutionen der Universität:Philosophisch-Pädagogische Fakultät > Pädagogik > Lehrstuhl für Sozialpädagogik
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DOI / URN / ID: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237038
Open Access: Freie Zugänglichkeit des Volltexts?:Ja
Peer-Review-Journal:Ja
Titel an der KU entstanden:Ja
Eingestellt am:02. Sep 2020 10:35
Letzte Änderung:02. Sep 2020 10:35
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