Brief Resilience Scale

Brief Resilience Scale

Definition

The Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) was created to assess the ability to bounce back or recover from stress. While resilience has been defined as resistance to illness, adaptation, and thriving, the ability to bounce back or recover from stress is closest to its original meaning. Previous resilience measures assess resources that may promote resilience rather than recovery, resistance, adaptation, or thriving. The BRS is a reliable means of assessing resilience as the ability to bounce back or recover from stress and may provide unique and important information about people coping with health-related stressors.

Domains

Resilience

Administrations

Self-administered

Assessment type

Positive psychology

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

Students, Adults

Estimated time

About 2 minutes

Attribution

Smith, B.W., Dalen, J., Wiggins, K. et al. The brief resilience scale: Assessing the ability to bounce back. Int. J. Behav. Med. 15, 194–200 (2008).