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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
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PROBLEM: Resourcefulness is known to reduce depression in adults, but its effects on children are less well known, possibly for lack of a psychometrically sound measure.
METHODS: This study examined the reliability and validity of the 32-item Children's Self-Control Scale (C-SCS), which measures resourcefulness, in 122 school-aged children.
FINDINGS: Standard scale refinement methods produced a 10-item scale with α = .72 and correlations with the C-SCS (r = .86), positive thoughts (r = .38), and depressive symptoms (r = –.32). Factor analysis revealed two factors: problem-solving and delay of gratification.
CONCLUSIONS: The 10-item scale may be useful for identifying children who are not resourceful and are at risk for depression.
Zauszniewski, Jaclene A.; Bekhet, Abir K.; and Bonham, Elizabeth, "Psychometric Testing of the Children's Resourcefulness Scale" (2011). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 80.
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Accepted version. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Vol. 23, No. 3 (August 2010). DOI. © 2010 Wiley. Used with permission.