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The Compilation of the Adversity Quotient Scale for College Students
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages: 9-14
Received: Dec. 27, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 21, 2019; Published: Feb. 13, 2019
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Li Bingquan, Educational Science School, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China
Chen Weisheng, Educational Science School, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China
Zhang Xudong, Educational Science School, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China
Zeng Wenxiu, Educational Science School, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China
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Research objective: The purpose of this study is to compile the adversity quotient scale (AQS) for college students and to test its reliability and validity in order to provide a measuring tool for studying of college students. Methods: By means of literature review, open investigation and other methods, the initial project of adversity quotient scale for college students is formed. The test was conducted on 578 students from 4 local universities in Guangdong Province, and the final scale was formed through project analysis, exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The adversity quotient scale for college students consists of 43 questions and 6 dimensions. The result of Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the extracted six factor models fit well (x2/df=2.595, NNFI=0.835, RMSEA=0.058, CFI=0.844, RMR=0.07, GFI=0.814, AGFI=0.794), The reliability coefficient of each dimension of the scale is between 0.684~0.917. The correlation validity between the adversity quotient scale and the social adaptability scale (SAS) was 0.291, which was significant at the level of 0.01. Conclusion: the adversity quotient scale has good and high reliability and validity, which is able to be used as an effective tool to measure the inverse quotient of college students.
Collage Students, Adversity Quotient (AQ), Reliability, Validity, HuaGong
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Li Bingquan, Chen Weisheng, Zhang Xudong, Zeng Wenxiu, The Compilation of the Adversity Quotient Scale for College Students, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019, pp. 9-14. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20190801.12
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