Dispositional Resilience (Hardiness) Scale (HARDY)

The Dispositional Resilience (Hardiness) Scale (HARDY) is a self-report scale that is designed to measure three major components of hardiness (control, communication, and challenge). The HARDY consists of 45 items that are rated on a four-point Likert scale from 0 (not at all true) to 3 (completely true).

ITEM CODING

The HARDY consists of 45 items that are rated on a four-point Likert scale as follows:

Not at all true A little true Quite true Completely true
0 1 2 3

SCALES

The HARDY yields three subscales (communication, challenge, and control). Descriptions of the subscales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Bold items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
HARDY_Comm Communication Scale 1, 7, 8, 9, 17, 1823, 24, 25, 3137, 39, 4144, 45
HARDY_Chal Challenge Scale 5, 6, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 27, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 3840
HARDY_Cont Control Scale 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 22, 26, 28, 29, 34, 42, 43

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Bartone, P. T., Ursano, R. J., Wright, K. M., and Ingraham, L. H. (1989). The Impact of a Military Air Disaster on The Health of Assistance Workers: A Prospective Study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 177, 317-328.

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