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June 14/15 - Century City Conference Centre
June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Resilience in Costa Rica: Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM) - Rachel Renbarger

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Resilience in Costa Rica: Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM)
Presentation: Rachel Renbarger (Baylor University, USA)
Co-Authors: Grant Morgan, Tracey Sulak  
Introdction: Many scales exist to measure the construct of resilience. Considering the fact there are few studies corroborating the findings of the few, published resilience scales, more needs to be done to establish which scales the top of the list, especially for those directly for youth populations. 
Methods: The convenience sample of five school sites (n=313) were selected based on established relations with the researchers and the coordinator in Costa Rica. Ages ranged from twelve to 23 in accordance with the Child and Youth Resilience Measure manual. Due to time constraints, only the 28-item Likert-type survey was administered. Despite evidence supporting the tenability of the MCAR assumption, multiple imputation was employed using fifty replications in Mplus (v.7.11) to further minimize the potential effect of missing data. Using the imputed datasets, we ran a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the previous factor structure. 
Findings: There was little variability in item responses, with participants answering positively for the majority of responses. The three factors differ only slightly from the original structure, providing construct validity for the CYRM-28. Correlations between subscales ranged from .635 and .912 indicating a moderate to strong relationship.  


Rachel Renbarger

Baylor University

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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