Resilience is a psychological construct that represents an individual’s capacity for managing adversity in a positive and adaptive manner, such that they are able to ‘bounce back’, continuing to function and achieve despite the adversity.

There exist a number of scales that measure generalised resilience but the argument that resilience is better measured within specific contexts is convincing.  The ARS-30 was developed by Dr Simon Cassidy, Research Psychologist,  in response to the limited options available for measuring resilience in academic or educational contexts.

The ARS-30 is a self-report measure of academic resilience. It was developed with samples of students and is relevant for use with individuals and groups in research and applied educational settings.