Validation of the Chinese Version of the 12-Item Child and Youth Resilience Measure

Mu, Guanglun Michael & Hu, Yang (2016) Validation of the Chinese Version of the 12-Item Child and Youth Resilience Measure. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, pp. 332-339.

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Recent reviews call for developing methodologically sound measures of child and youth resilience. Taking into account cultural dynamics, Ungar and colleagues developed the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM). Validation of the CRYM beyond the English-speaking context is limited. This study validates the simplified Chinese version of the 12-item CYRM. First, through a meticulous process of translation and back-translation, the language appropriateness of the simplified Chinese1 version of the CYRM-12 was ensured. Second, a sample of 437 Grades Four to Nine students was drawn from two provinces in China. Cronbach's alpha of the translated CYRM-12 obtained from this sample is 0.92. Exploratory Factor Analysis results in a one-factor solution, explaining 54.26% of the variance of the 12 translated items. Next, a second sample of 2632 Grades Four to Nine students was drawn from seven provinces. Confirmatory Factor Analysis validates a one-factor, 12-item measurement model (CFI = 0.96, IFI = 0.96, NFI = 0.95, RFI = 0.94, TLI = 0.95, RMSEA = 0.06). Finally, multiple group analysis was conducted to test the measurement invariance of the translated CYRM-12.

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ID Code: 99781
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: resilience, China, CYRM-12, floating children, left-behind children
DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.09.037
ISSN: 01907409
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2016 23:19
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 21:28

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