Resilience is not simply putting up with life’s adversities, or being able to cope with them – it is the capacity to get up after being pushed over and to tolerate great challenges without breaking down under the strain they impose.
Although school life can be challenging for vulnerable pupils, with the right tools, it can also provide a wide range of opportunities to boost resilience, such as acting as a secure base, helping to developing self-esteem and self-efficacy, and providing constructive contact with peers and supportive adults.
This book contains six questionnaires that help identify areas where a child may need additional support.
|Measure||Topic||Type||Administration||Potential Age Range|
|The Children’s Attributional Style Questionnaire – Revised||Attributions for positive and negative experiences
|24-item self-report questionnaire||Individual or group||9-12 years|
|The Children’s Hope Scale (Questions about your Goals)||Hopefulness / dispositional hope||6-item self-report questionnaire||Individual||7-14 years|
|Kidcope||Cognitive and behavioural coping strategies||15-item self-report questionnaire||Individual or group||7-12 years|
|10-item self-report questionnaire||Individual or group||13-18 years|
|The Locus of Control Scale for Children||Control of personal outcomes in life: external versus internal perceptions||40-item self-report questionnaire||Individual or group||9-18 years|
|The Self-Report Coping Scale||Coping strategies: seeking social support; problem solving; distancing; internalising; externalising||34-item self-report questionnaire||Individual or group||9-12 years|
|The Coping Efficacy Scale||Belief in ability to handle challenging situations||7-item self-report questionnaire||Individual||9-12 years|