June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Educational Research and Methods
Resilience reflects the ability to bounce back from adversity and unfavorable conditions. Previous studies have shown the importance of resilience to succeed in the workplace, as well as academic career. Being resilient is particularly important in engineering programs; encouraging students to develop resilience may be a key catalyst for academic improvement and subsequent career success. While the literature pertaining to academic resilience is well-developed, there are not many instruments that measure the construct. With a focus on engineering students. The current study examines the structure validity of the Academic Resilience Scale (ARS -30). Participants included 113 engineering students enrolled in an engineering class who completed an online survey of the concurrent resilience scales. An exploratory factor analysis was performed to examine the latent factors that underlie items on the instrument. The analysis demonstrated adequate reliability among the examined factors. Directions for future study are discussed.
OJE, A. V., & Hunsu, N., & Carnell, P. H., & Sochacka, N. W. (2019, June), Work in Progress – Investigating the Concurrent Validity of an Academic Resilience Scale Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33572
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