Using the scale below‚ please rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a response.
1 = Strongly Disagree 2 = Disagree 3 = Neutral 4 = Agree 5 = Strongly Agree
1. I know who I am.
2. I know how to think about situations in a positive way.
3. I am comfortable with the circumstances in my life.
4. I lead a well-rounded life.
5. When problems come up in one area they don’t affect my overall happiness.
6. I do not want to trade my life for anyone else’s life.
7. I have enough money for my needs.
8. I am able to prevent stress by having clear values in my life.
9. I can accept the fact that things will not always turn out the way I want.
10. I accept my imperfections.
11. I am grateful for who I am.
12. I may not always get what I want.
13. I have limitations.
14. I can usually see many ways to attack a problem.
Social Resourcefulness Scale
1. I know how to delegate tasks to others.
2. I know how to make social situations more comfortable.
3. I can recognize when someone is about to become unhappy with me.
4. I am able to ask for emotional support.
5. I know how to make others feel comfortable.
6. I have others to call upon when needed.
7. I have mutually supportive relationships.
8. I know how to prepare for stressful situations.
9. I am able to use constructive criticism.
10. Other people consider me helpful.
11. I have friends and relatives that can help me avoid trouble in my life.
12. I accept the input of others.
13. I ask for help.
14. I form mutually beneficial relationships with others.
Using the scale below:
1=Totally Not True 2=Kind of Not True 3=In Between 4=Kind of True 5=Totally True
1. I can handle most things.
2. I can handle stressful situations.
3. I usually succeed at whatever I try.
4. I have strengths‚ which allow me to overcome obstacles.
5. I may not always get what I want.
6. I have limitations.
7. I can trust my own judgment.
8. I have enough money for my needs.
9. I know what is best for me.
10. I believe the difficulties I am facing will not last forever.
11. I can solve most of the problems I face.
12. I know how to think about situations in a positive way.
13. I know how to make social situations more comfortable.
14. I know how to make others feel comfortable.
15. I know how to handle stress.
16. I know how to pick the right coping strategy for the right situation.
17. I can learn new tasks.
18. If I fail in one situation‚ I know I can still succeed in other situations.
19. I am in control of my life.
20. I know how to prepare for stressful situations.
21. I can adapt to change.
22. By organizing and planning my day‚ I am usually able to keep my daily demands.
By planning and organizing‚ I am able to meet my daily demands
23. I usually don’t create stress for myself by putting things off.
I usually don't create stress for myself
24. I am a flexible person.
25. I am able to prevent stress by being clear about my priorities.
26. I am able to reduce my daily demand level by planning ahead.
27. I can find the bright side to most situations.
28. I stay organized.
29. I can usually see many ways to attack a problem.
30. I know how to keep my options open.
31.I use humour to keep others at ease.
32. I see problems as opportunities to grow and learn.
33. I am able to avoid causing myself stress by keeping things in perspective.
I am able to avoid stress by keeping things in perspective
34. I know when I need to “go with the flow” to prevent a situation from becoming stressful
35. I am able to prevent stress by accepting responsibilities rather than avoiding them
36. I know how to learn from my mistakes.
37. I know my own limits.
38. I keep failures and difficulties in perspective.
39. I know I can’t be all things to all people.
40. I have friends and relatives who can help me avoid trouble in my life.
41. My sense of humor helps keep my stress level under control.
42. I have others to call upon when needed.
43. I use humor to keep difficulties from becoming stressful.
44. I lead a well-rounded life.
45. I am able to reduce stress in my life by focusing on my values.
46. I am able to reduce stress in my life by focusing on my priorities.
47. Because my life is balanced‚ problems in one area of my life don’t unduly affect my overall happiness.
48. I can laugh at myself.
49. I know who I am.
50. I have goals that keep me focused.
51. I know how to delegate tasks to others.
52. I form mutually beneficial relationships with others.
53. I am able to divide up tasks with others in a way that benefits others.
54. I have mutually supportive relationships.
55. I accept the input of others.
56. I am able to use constructive criticism.
57. I ask for help.
58. Other people consider me helpful.
59. I can communicate my needs to others.
60. I am able to ask for emotional support.
Preventive Resources Inventory with 60 items can be found on pages 35-36 of Life Skills‚ Mathematical Reasoning and Critical Thinking: Curriculum for the Prevention of Problem Gambling.
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