Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Protective Factors of Resilience Scale (PFRS)

Keywords: Resilience questionnaire, Spanish population, Illness, Protective factors, Instrumental study

Abstract

Background/Objective: The purpose of the present study was to adapt the Protective Factors of Resilience Scale (PFRS) to Spanish and to analyze its psychometric properties. Method: The scale was translated and adapted into Spanish, then, two studies were carried out to examine its psychometric properties in two samples (healthy and chronic illness). Questionnaires were sent by email, Facebook, and Whatsapp, and 442 adults completed all the questionnaires. The entire sample included 352 healthy people and 90 with a chronic illness. Results: In both samples, confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the scale’s structure, yielding a Spanish version of PFRS with three factors. The PFRS total and subscales scores showed adequate reliability. Concurrent validity was also confirmed; the PFRS was positively correlated with different measures. Conclusions: Therefore, the Spanish version of this scale is a reliable and valid instrument to assess protective factors (internal and external resources) of resilience both in Spanish general and chronically ill populations.

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Author Biographies

Eva León, Miguel Hernandez University

Behavioural Science and Health Department

Marie-Carmen Neipp, Miguel Hernandez University

Health Psychology Department

Rosa Nuñez, Miguel Hernandez University

Behavioural Science and Health Department

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Published
05-08-2020
How to Cite
León, E., Neipp López, M. del C., & Nuñez, R. M. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Protective Factors of Resilience Scale (PFRS). Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 36(3), 468-474. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.406231
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology