Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents

Panter-Brick, Catherine and Hadfield, Kristin and Dajani, Rana and Eggerman, Mark and Ager, Alastair and Ungar, Michael (2017) Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents. Child Development. ISSN 00093920

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12868

Abstract

Validated measures are needed for assessing resilience in conflict settings. An Arabic version of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM) was developed and tested in Jordan. Following qualitative work, surveys were implemented with male/female, refugee/nonrefugee samples (N = 603, 11-18 years). Confirmatory factor analyses tested three-factor structures for 28- and 12-item CYRMs and measurement equivalence across groups. CYRM-12 showed measurement reliability and face, content, construct (comparative fit index = .92-.98), and convergent validity. Gender-differentiated item loadings reflected resource access and social responsibilities. Resilience scores were inversely associated with mental health symptoms, and for Syrian refugees were unrelated to lifetime trauma exposure. In assessing individual, family, and community-level dimensions of resilience, the CYRM is a useful measure for research and practice with refugee and host-community youth. © 2017 The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > The Institute for Global Health and Development
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 10:41
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2017 10:41
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4798

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