Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire (ARQ)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire (ARQ) measures adolescents' resilience and their capacity to achieve positive outcomes despite stressors. It includes measures of resilience within self, and in family, school, peer, and community domains.
|Main constructs measured||
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Five-point Likert-type scale
English, Dutch, Hindi, Persian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Filipino
|Fee for use||Access may be limited or unavailable|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are 12 subscores that can be grouped into self, family, peer, school, and community domains:
The measure is self-scored.
No information is available in the references reviewed.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Pilot sample of year-nine students attending Catholic schools in Victoria, Australia (N=330) as well as adolescents with chronic illnesses (N=247). A second sample of students from 11 randomly selected Victorian Government Schools (N=451) completed the revised questionnaire (Gartland et al, 2011).
Internal consistency (alpha) coefficients range from 0.60 to 0.90 (Gartland et al., 2011).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com or request it from the author: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Gartland, Deirdre, Lyndal Bond, Craig A. Olsson, Simone Buzwell, and Susan M. Sawyer, "Development of a multi-dimensional measure of resilience in adolescents: the Adolescent Resilience Questionnaire," BMC Medical Research Methodology, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011, pp. 134.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.