Social and Emotional Resources Inventory- revised (SERI)

Social and Emotional Resources Inventory- revised (SERI)
Shirley‚ 2010  
Developed by Danielle Mohr‚ 2012
When I was growing up: Inaccurate Accurate
1. I was intelligent
2. I received warm parenting
3. There was an adult outside my family who took an interest in my welfare
4. My school met students’ academic needs
5. I had an easygoing disposition
6. My parents had high expectations for me
7. I had strong self-confidence
8. I lived in a good neighborhood
9. I had a talent (i.e.‚ talented in sports‚ music‚ drama‚ academics‚ etc.)
10. I had positive connections to my extended family (e.g.‚ grandparents‚ aunts‚ uncles‚ etc.)
11. I had a strong sense of faith or spirituality
12. I felt connected to a parent/guardian
13. My family did not have to worry excessively about money
14. I was involved in an organized group (e.g.‚ church group‚ school-related group‚ Girl or Boy Scouts‚ etc.)
15. When problems came up‚ I would deal with them head on
16. I was smart
17. My parents were loving
18. I had an adult mentor other than my parents
19. I received a good education
20. I was laid-back
21. My parents believed I was capable
22. I felt positively about myself
23. My community was safe (i.e.‚ little violence‚ few crimes‚ etc.)
24. I was skilled in at least one activity
25. I had a close relationship with family members other than my parents/guardians and siblings
26. My faith or spirituality was important to me
27. A parent/guardian in the home looked out for me
28. My family was financially comfortable
29. I was involved in extra-curricular activities (including school-related and non school-related activities)
30. I would think about how to take control of problems instead of trying to ignore them
31. I was bright
32. I was emotionally close to my parents
33. An adult outside of my family motivated me to succeed
34. My school had skilled teachers
35. Few things in my life got me too worked up or excited
36. My parents expected me to succeed
37. I had high self-esteem
38. My family had access to adequate health care
39. Others noticed my special ability in an activity (e.g.‚ sports‚ music‚ drama‚ academics‚ etc.)
40. I could depend on family members other than my parents and siblings
41. Religion/spirituality was a central part of my life
42. I had a parent/guardian I could rely on
43. My family was able to afford the things we needed
44. I was involved in groups that served others
45. I would sit down and plan out how to overcome problems
46. I got good grades in school
47. My parents were emotionally available
48. There was an adult outside my family who cared about me
49. I learned a lot at school
50. I was able to deal well with stress
51. My parents encouraged me to achieve goals
52. I believed in myself
53. My family and I had access to good health services
54. I had a skill that I was proud of
55. I felt that my extended family was there for me
56. I attended religious services
57. I was connected to my family
58. My family always had food and shelter
59. I was involved in a group that did good things for the community
60. I would pretend there weren’t any problems even when there really were
61. I did well academically
62. My parents cared about me
63. Someone other than family made sure that I was okay
64. I went to a good school
65. I wasn’t much of a worrier
66. My parents wanted me to reach my full potential
67. I viewed myself as a capable individual
68. I felt that there was something special I could do (i.e.‚ I was talented at something)
69. My extended family was there for me when my parents couldn’t be
70. I believed in a higher power or spiritual energy
71. I felt like part of my family unit
72. My parent(s) made enough money at their job for my family to be able to live comfortably
73. I was involved with a group or organization that focused on helping others
74. I would put off dealing with problems until later
75. An adult “believed” in me
76. I was seen as a “talented kid”
77. I took comfort in my faith or spirituality
78. I would try to avoid dealing with problems if they came up
79. I was good at things I “set my mind to”
80. I worried a lot about things
Intelligence: 1‚ 16‚ 31‚ 61
Parenting Practices: 2‚ 17‚ 42‚ 47‚ 62
Parent Connections: 12‚ 32‚ 57
Self-Esteem: 7‚ 22‚ 37‚ 52‚67
Money: 28‚ 43‚ 72
Resources: 13‚ 38‚ 53
Faith: 11‚ 26‚ 41‚ 56‚ 70‚ 77
Talent: 9‚ 24‚ 39‚ 54‚ 68‚ 76
Good Schools: 4‚ 19‚ 34‚ 64
Prosocial Adults: 18‚ 33‚ 48‚ 63
Kin Connections: 10‚ 40‚ 55‚ 69
Prosocial Organizations: 44‚ 59‚ 73
Response Options
1: Very Inaccurate
2: Moderately Inaccurate
3: Neither Inaccurate nor Accurate
4: Moderately Accurate
5: Very Accurate

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students. Unpublished ma‎ster’s thesis‚ Colorado State University‚ Colorado.

Mohr. Danielle. 2012. THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL RESOURCES INVENTORY: A COMPREHENSIVE MEASURE OF PROTECTIVE FACTORS. In partial fulfillment of the requirements For the Degree of ma‎ster of Science Colorado State University.