Brief Resilience Scale in front children’s Behavior Problems (BRS-BP)

  • María Cantero-García Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Jesús Alonso-Tapia Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Keywords: Resilience measure assessment, coping strategies, behavioral problems


Given the fact that resilience varies depending on the kind of adversity people face, it is crucial to develop a specific scale for parents dealing with their children’s behavioral problems. Therefore, we developed a new scale similar to the Brief Resilience Scale (Smith et al., 2008) focused on children’s behavioral problems (BRS-PC). 615 parents took part in our study. We studied the structural validity of the scale through a confirmatory factorial analysis and a cross-validation analysis. We analyzed the scale reliability and we performed a correlation analysis to study its convergent validity. We provide evidence that the BRS-PC structural validity was adequate, its scores reliability was good and we confirmed its convergent validity through its high correlations with the original BRS. The BRS-PC is a reliable and valid tool useful for assessing the resilience of parents with regards to their children’s behavioral problems.

Author Biographies

María Cantero-García, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Facultad de Psicología. 

Dpto. Psicología Biológica y de la Salud

Campus Cantoblanco

Madrid- 28049

Jesús Alonso-Tapia, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Facultad de Psicología. 

Dpto. Psicología Biológica y de la Salud

Campus Cantoblanco

Madrid- 28049


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How to Cite
Cantero-García, M., & Alonso-Tapia, J. (2018). Brief Resilience Scale in front children’s Behavior Problems (BRS-BP). Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 34(3), 531-535.
Developmental and Educational Psychology