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Measuring Resilience in Children: From Theory to Practice

  • Jack A. Naglieri
  • Paul A. LeBuffe
  • Katherine M. Ross
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Abstract

The concept of resilience, like all psychological constructs, must have certain characteristics in order to be subjected to experimental testing so as to be effectively applied to benefit our constituency. A primary characteristic is that resilience must be operationally defined in a way that is reliable across time, subjects, and researchers. Once a concept is operationalized in a reliable manner, then its validity can be examined. When we have sufficiently operationalized the concept of resilience, and there is evidence that it can be measured in a reliable and valid way, then application in clinical and educational settings becomes possible. This is an ideal sequence for the development tools for testing new concepts, but it is not how many concepts and tests used in education and psychology have been promulgated.

Keywords

Protective Factor Strength Index Percentile Rank Psychometric Characteristic Emotional Competence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack A. Naglieri
    • 1
  • Paul A. LeBuffe
    • 2
  • Katherine M. Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Devereux Center for Resilient ChildrenVillanovaUSA

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