Alessandri, G., Vecchio, G. M., Steca, P., Caprara, M. G., & Caprara, G. V.
A Revised Version of Kremen and Block’s Ego Resiliency Scale in an Italian Sample
The revision of the Ego Resiliency Scale (ER89) is described based on the self-reports of 754 Italian young adults. The dimensionality of the original instrument was explored through EFA and CFA; different factor structures across both gender and two random half-samples were investigated. Results provide evidence for a second-order model, based on two first-order factors (Optimal regulation and Openness to life experiences) and for invariance across gender. Internal consistency and longitudinal measurement stability was also adequate. Initial evidence for correspondence between Ego Resiliency and the higher- order factors of the Big Five (De Young, 2005; De Young, Peterson, & Higgins, 2002) was also provided.Back