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Development of the Clinical Short-Form Positive Resources Test
Korean J Stress Res 2018;26:77-87
Published online June 30, 2018
© 2018 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Hyu Jung Huh1,2 , Sun-Young Kim1 , Jung-A Min2 , Jeong-Ho Chae1,2

1Emotion Lab, Institute of Medical Industry, 2Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jeong-Ho Chae
Department of Psychiatry, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 06591, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2258-6083
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Received August 27, 2014; Revised September 12, 2017; Accepted October 31, 2017.
Articles published in Stress are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Background: The present study aimed to develop a brief tool for assessing individual's positive resource in clinical setting. The Positive Resources Test is a self-report questionnaire that measures 5 multi-dementional positive resources and comprises of 23 items, each rated on a 5-point scale.
Methods: Literature searching and delphi survey were performed for making preliminary items, consulting and selecting final items. In order to test validity and reliability of the finally selected 23 items, data were collected from 546 adults. The measures included a variety of positive psychological scales.
Results: The result of exploratory factor analysis of Positive Resources Test suggested 5 factor structures. The Positive Resources Test was shown to have acceptable psychometric porperties, including acceptable internal consistency reliabilities, factorial validity, and high convergent correlations.
Conclusions: Although there is room for improvement for some facet scales, the Positive Resources Test appears to be useful tool for assessing individual's positive resources.
Keywords : Psychological positive resources, Clinical, Validity, Exploratory factor analysis, Confirmatory factor analysis

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