The Adapatability Scale

Self-Esteem / Resilience
The Adapatability Scale

Adaptability is defined as appropriate cognitive, behavioural, and/or affective adjustment in the face of uncertainty and novelty. Adaptability has a role in predicting academic (motivation, engagement, disengagement) and non-academic (self-esteem, life satisfaction, sense of meaning and purpose, emotional instability) outcomes.

Furthermore, adaptability significantly predicts academic (class participation, school enjoyment, and positive academic intentions—positively; self-handicapping and disengagement—negatively) and non-academic (self-esteem, life satisfaction, and sense of meaning and purpose—positively) outcomes beyond the effects of socio-demographic factors and prior achievement.

The Adaptability Scale comprises nine items, each item reflecting the following criteria: (a) appropriate cognitive, behavioural, or affective adjustment in response to (b) uncertainty and/or novelty that has (c) a purpose or outcome

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Researcher(s) or Author(s)

Martin, Nejad, Colmar, & Liem, 2012

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