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DE HOLANDA COELHO, Gabriel Lins et al. Brief Resilience Scale: Testing its factorial structure and invariance in Brazil. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.2, pp.397-408. ISSN 1657-9267.

Across two studies we aimed to provide evidences of validity and reliability for the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) in Brazil. In study 1, 171 individuals participated (Age M = 21.9, SD = 6.59) and 232 in Study 2 (Age M = 26.3, SD = 7.06). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the predicted one-factor solution, with five items and satisfactory internal consistence (a = 0.76). A multi-group CFA revealed partial measurement equivalence between our and the original (USA) versions of the BRS. The BRS correlated significant with positivity and personality traits. The composite reliability was satisfying; the convergent validity, measured with the average variance extracted, was slightly below the recommendations. Overall, the results show that the measure is psychometrically suitable for research in Brazil.

Keywords : resilience; validation; measures; factorial invariance.

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