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, achieve, and in some case grow despite the experiencing 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 senior academic and research psychologist Dr Simon Cassidy in response to the limited avaialble options for measuring resilience in academic or educational contexts with student populations. 

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


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