Validação da Escala de Resiliência de Wagnild & Young para a população portuguesa

Filipa Coelhoso, José A. García del Castillo Rodriguez, Juan C. Marzo, Paulo Dias

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The present study aims to validate the psychometric scale resilience developed by Wagnild & Young for the Portuguese population from the preliminary validation developed by Vara and Sani (2006). The scale consists of 25 validate assertions that require the placement of respondent between 7 points Likert scale. Psychometric validation of the resiliency Wagnild & Young questionnaire was developed from the exploratory factor analysis where the most significant dimensions that scale features through the study of reliability and confirmatory factor analysis were identified. Using a sample of 313 respondents, we analyzed the scale reliability and construct validation was obtained from the factor analysis, using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for internal consistency of the scale. Were determined as factors: satisfaction with life (F1),planning discipline (F2) and independence (F3) and there was a positive correlation between the average three factors. Confirmatory factor analysis showed excellent index values Comparative (.988) adjustment and the Root Mean Squares of Errors of Approximation (.025), so we conclude that this is an optimal fit to the model. Overall, the values of the key indicators of overall fit of the model resulting from the confirmatory factor analysis to express its quality. As internal consistency of the three factors we used the coefficient of Cronbach Alpha obtaining the optimal values of .798 (overall scale), .747 on Factor 1 “satisfaction with life”,.712 on factor 2 “planning - discipline “and .632 in factor 3 ‘independence’.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationActas do IX Congresso Iberoamericano de Psicologia / 2º Congresso Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
EditorsOrdem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherOrdem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789899903722
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIX Congresso Iberoamericano de Psicologia/ 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 9 Sept 201413 Sept 2014
Conference number: 9


ConferenceIX Congresso Iberoamericano de Psicologia/ 2º Congresso da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses


  • Resilience
  • Wagnild & Young
  • Validation of scale

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