QUESTIONNAIRES TO MEASURE STRENGTHS, RESILIENCE, ADVERSITY, AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS:
With these new and adapted measures, we hope to increase research on protective factors and broaden our assessment of psychological health beyond the absence of symptoms.
We adapted measures by shortening them and simplifying wording. Many psychological measures are longer than necessary, placing an unnecessary burden on participants and reducing the number of constructs that can be included in a single survey. The survey as a whole has a 6th grade reading level (using Flesch-Kincaid formula). Details are in the attached pdfs.
Permission is granted to use our new scales without fee so long as appropriate citation to the source is given. We also grant permission to use our simplified wording of other items but recommend prospective users also contact the original authors.
Hamby, S., Grych, J., & Banyard, V. L. (2015). Life Paths Research measurement packet: Finalized scales. Sewanee, TN: Life Paths Research Program. *Note: Any measurement with a citation consisting of solely the names Hamby, Banyard, and Grych are new measurements created for the purpose of this study.
RESILIENCE PORTFOLIO MODEL AND STRENGTH-BASED ACTIONS:
Anger Management Scale, Brief Trait Version (Hamby, Stith, Grych, & Banyard, 2013; adapted from Stith & Hamby, 2002)
Coping: Appraisal and Behaviors (Hamby, Grych, & Banyard, 2013)
Endurance (Hamby, Grych, & Banyard, 2013; Partically adapted from Zimbardo & Boyd, 1999)
Emotional Awareness (adapted from Gratz & Roemer, 2004)
Emotional Regulation (adapted from Gratz & Roemer, 2004)
Honesty (adapted from Ashton & Lee, 2009)
MEANING MAKING STRENGTHS:
Meaning Making–Family Care (Banyard, Hamby, & Grych, 2013; Hamby, Thomas, Banyard, de St. Aubin, & Grych, 2015)
Meaning Making–Morals (Banyard, Hamby, & Grych, 2013; Hamby, Thomas, Banyard, de St. Aubin, & Grych, 2015)
Meaning Making–Other-oriented (Banyard, Hamby, & Grych, 2013; Hamby, Thomas, Banyard, de St. Aubin, & Grych, 2015)
Meaning Making–Self-oriented (Banyard, Hamby, & Grych, 2013; Hamby, Thomas, Banyard, de St. Aubin, & Grych, 2015)
Optimism (Scheier, Carver, & Bridges, 1994)
Purpose (Steger, Frazier, Oishi, & Kaler, 2006; partially adapted from Scheier, Carver, & Bridges, 1994)
Religious Meaning Making (partially adapted from Amato, 1990; Levin, Markides, & Ray, 1996; Pargament, Smith, Koenig & Perez, 1998; Putney & Middleton, 1961)
Compassion (Hamby, Grych, & Banyard, 2013; partially adapted from McCullough et al., 2002; Pommier, 2010; Sprecher & Fehr, 2005)
Community Support (adapted from Sampson, Raudenbush, & Earls, 1997; U.S. Air Force, 2011)
Forgiveness (adapted from Gordon & Baucom, 2003)
Generative Roles Generative Roles (Hamby, Thomas, Banyard, de St. Aubin, & Grych, 2015; Banyard, Hamby, & Grych, 2013)
Generativity Generativity (adapted from McAdams & de St. Aubin, 1992)
Generous Behaviors Generous Behaviors (Banyard, Hamby, & Grych, 2013; Hamby, Thomas, Banyard, de St. Aubin, & Grych, 2015; partially adapted from Amato, 1990)
Social Support – Friends and Adults (adapted from Turner, Finkelhor, & Ormrod, 2010; Zimet et al., 1988)
Social Support – Immediate Family (adapted from Turner, Finkelhor, & Ormrod, 2010; Zimet et al., 1988)
Workplace Integration (Roberts, Hamby, Grych, & Banyard, 2015; adapted from U.S. Air Force, 2011)
RESILIENCE AND WELL-BEING:
Spiritual Well Being (Grych, Roberts, Hamby, & Banyard, 2014)
Alcohol Misuse (adapted from Babor, de la Fuente, Saunders, & Grant, 1992)
Delinquency (adapted from Cuevas, Finkelhor, Turner, & Ormrod, 2007; Loeber & Dishion, 1983)
Physical Well Being (adapted from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000)
Posttraumatic Growth (adapted from Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996)
Subjective Well-being (partially adapted from Battista & Almond, 1973; Diener, Emmons, Larson, & Griffin, 1985; Pavot & Diener, 1993; Pearlin & Schooler, 1978; Rosenberg, 1965; Turner et al., 2012)
VICTIMIZATION AND OTHER ADVERSITIES:
“The ultimate measure of a [person] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Adverse Lifetime Events Index (Turner et al., 2013)
Victimization (adapted from Finkelhor, Hamby, Turner, & Ormrod, 2005; Hamby, Finkelhor, Turner, & Kracke, 2011) – Includes Caregiver Maltreatment, Exposure to Domestic Violence, and Peer/Community Victimization Subscales
LAWS OF LIFE AND OTHER VALUES NARRATIVES:
Laws of Life Essay Program (Hamby, Banyard, & Grych, 2013; Some adapted from Pennebaker, Colder, & Sharp, 1990)
Descriptive characteristics such as topic, year in school, amount of time spent on narrative can be adapted for other narrative programs.
Demographics (Hamby, Grych, & Banyard, 2013)