International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 19 Num. 3 - October 2019


Psychometric Properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) on Vulnerable Colombian Adolescents

Volume 19 Num. 3 - October 2019 - Pages 277-289


CP Guarnizo Guzmán , MB García Martín , JC Suárez Falcón , MA Sierra


The aim of the present study is to analyze the psychometric properties for the Spanish adaptation of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) ia sample of vulnerable teenagers of Colombia. Two psychometric studies were conducted: one for the 25-item version (CD-RISC-25) and other for the brief 10-item version (CD-RISC-10). All of the items showed good discrimination, with item-total correlations ranging from 0.29 (Item 14) to 0.75 (Item 25). Cronbach’s alpha was 0.88 CI [0.86, 0.90] for the 25-item version. Subsequently, an item screening was conducted in order to test a brief version. For the brief 10-item version (CD-RISC-10), a one-factor one-dimensional structure with very good fit was found through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The exploratory factor analysis suggests that CD-RISC-10 could be considered a one-dimensional measure. Importantly, both CD-RISC-25 and CD-RISC-10 showed factorial invariance as a function of sex. In conclusion, the brief 10-item version of the Connor-Davidson CD-RISC presents appropriate psychometric properties to validly and reliably estimate resilience levels for vulnerable Colombian adolescents.
Key words: resilience, vulnerability, CD-RISC, adolescence

How to cite this paper: Guarnizo Guzmán CP, García Martín MB, Suárez Falcón JC & Sierra MA (2019). Psychometric Properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) on Vulnerable Colombian Adolescents. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 19, 3, 277-289.

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