Measures of resilience and adaptation of adolescents in single parent families in Taiwan: Psychometric properties and related profiles

Mei O. Hsieh, Tan Lei Shek

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The dimensionality of measures of resilience (74 items) and adaptation (35 items) were examined in 291 adolescents living in single parent families in Taiwan. Factor analyses showed that internally consistent factors with high loadings could be derived from: (a) resilience items with reference to different ecological systems, including personal domain (six factors), family domain (eight domains), school domain (three domains), and community domain (three domains); and (b) adaptation problem items (eight factors). An examination of the profile of responses of the respondents showed that several concerns in the areas of resilience (effective coping, parental protection from being hurt by parental divorce, home-school cooperation, and connection with outside resources) and adaptation (problems in academic aspirations, low self-regard, and low self-control) were identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-495
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptation
  • Resilience
  • Single parent family
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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