Assessing and promoting resilience: An additional tool to address the increasing number of college students with psychological problems

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This study examined the assessment of resilience in undergraduate college students. Multigroup comparisons of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC; Connor & Davidson, 2003) were performed on general population students and students recruited from campus mental health offices offering college counseling, psychiatric-support, and disability-support services. Results found that the 10-item CD-RISC demonstrated strong fit and reliability, with significantly higher scores for general population students. Implications for college counseling include assessing and promoting resilience on campuses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-51
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


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