Correlations for adolescent resilience scale with big five personality traits

Motoyuki Nakaya*, Atsushi Oshio, Hitoshi Kaneko

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Currently, individuals tend to encounter many unavoidable, painful events and hardships in the process of growth and development. To lead one's life adapting to these social conditions, it is necessary to maintain one's mental health even while experiencing challenging events; in other words, resilience is required. This study of 130 undergraduates focused on the Adolescent Resilience Scale which assesses capacity for successful adaptation despite challenging or threatening circumstances and examined correlations with scores on the Big Five Personality Inventory. A significant negative correlation of -.59 ( p <.001) was noted for scores on the Adolescent Resilience Scale and the Neuroticism dimension of the Big Five Personality Inventory, accounting for 35% of the variance, and positive values with the Extraversion, Openness, and Conscientiousness dimensions (rs = .37, .40, .48, accounting for 14, 16, and 18% of the variance, respectively. Personalities of adolescents who have psychological traits leading to resilience may be partially predicted using these results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-930
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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