Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)

1. I tend to bounce back quickly after hard times.
2. I have a hard time making through stressful events.
3. It does not take me long to recover from a stressful event.
4. It is hard for me to snap back when something bad happens.
5. I usually come through difficult times with little trouble.
6. I tend to take a long time to get over set-backs in my life.
 
 
 
This instrument can be found on page 115 of An investigation of mediators of the relationship between social support and positive health practices in black late adolescents. Available online at:  https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/43765/
 
1 (strongly disagree)‚ 2 (disagree)‚ 3 (neutral)‚ 4 (agree)‚ or 5 (strongly agree)
Reverse items 2‚ 4‚ and 6
 

Smith‚ B. W.‚ Dalen‚ J.‚ Wiggins‚ K.‚ Tooley‚ E.‚ Christopher‚ P.‚ & Bernard‚ J. (2008). The Brief Resilience Scale: Assessing the ability to bounce back. InternationalJournal of Behavioral Medicine‚ 15‚ 194-200.

Smith‚ B. W.‚ Epstein‚ E. M.‚ Ortiz‚ J. A.‚ Christopher‚ P. J.‚ & Tooley‚ E. M. (2010). The foundations of resilience: What are the critical resources for bouncing backfrom stress? In S. Prince-Embury & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.)‚ Resilience in children‚ adolescents‚ and adults: Translating research into practice (pp. 167-187). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.

Gage‚ Gale S. (author)‚ 2014. Yarcheski‚ Adela (chair). An investigation of mediators of the relationship between social support and positive health practices in black late adolescents. Thesis. Rutgers University‚ Graduate School – Newark.