Michael T. Hartley is now at Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona.
Assessing and Promoting Resilience: An Additional Tool to Address the Increasing Number of College Students With Psychological Problems
Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 37–51, April 2012
How to Cite
Hartley, M. T. (2012), Assessing and Promoting Resilience: An Additional Tool to Address the Increasing Number of College Students With Psychological Problems. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 37–51. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00004.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2012
- Received 06/09/09; Revised 09/07/10; Accepted 10/17/10
This study examined the assessment of resilience in undergraduate college students. Multigroup comparisons of the Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC; Connor & Davidson, 2003) were performed on general population students and students recruited from campus mental health offices offering college counseling, psychiatric-support, and disability-support services. Results found that the 10-item CD-RISC demonstrated strong fit and reliability, with significantly higher scores for general population students. Implications for college counseling include assessing and promoting resilience on campuses.