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Personal  Resilience Questionnaire

Self Awareness of your Personal Resilience

What is Resilience?

It is process where you are able to make use of the resources surrounding you in order to adapt efficiently and manage significant stress that seemingly presents itself daily (Windle 2010). It has been associated with your perception of how you react to adversity, disease and disability and your resultant ability to manage and move through these challenges. It is your ability to be able to bounce back (Liu,  Fairweather-­Schmidt, Burns, and Roberts, 2015).

Check-­in on your Personal Resilience

Do a check in on yourself, for your own awareness, to see what level of personal resilience you are currently at. This may assist you in asking the quality questions to gain the necessary skills, to continually improve your ability to adapt to change.

A small questionnaire was informed and adapted from a combination of questions, designed similarly in a Likert-­type scale, for your awareness of your current level of  resilience.  The questionnaires that were utilised to assist in compiling the questions  represented below, include: The Conner-­Davidson Resilience Questionnaire; Brief Resilience Scale; Emotion Control Questionnaire (ECQ2); The Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-­2); and,  The COPE Questionnaire.

Knowing your current personal resilience level allows an opportunity to ignite your  interest in continuously building skills. Widening your personal tool box of skills will increase personal resilience and ensure that you, as an individual, may lead  a fulfilled life. We encourage, with great enthusiasm that as an individual you develop  your ability to both challenge and support change of any kind with a balanced emotional state. This will allow you to remain focused, inspired resulting in owning the decisions for your future, as well as, contribute mindfully to your organisational  sustainability.

For  each  question  represented  below,  choose  the  most  suitable  response  from  the  numbered  scale  
1  =  Never   2  =  Rarely     3  =  Sometimes   4  =  Often 5  =  Always  
  Q Self-­Reflection  &  Resilience  Questions  Circle  the  most  suitable  response
1 I am agile and can adapt to change easily and efficiently? 1 2 3 4 5
2 Under any stress (work or personal), I can stay focused and clear in my thinking in the workplace? 1 2 3 4 5
3 I recover from set-­backs in my life very quickly and  move forward? 1 2 3 4 5
4 I plan, think and take direct action to get around a  problem? 1 2 3 4 5
5 I quickly look for the benefit during a perceived negative event to  balance my emotional charge? 1 2 3 4 5
6 I take ownership of my own change first and do not expect or wait for others to change prior to me? 1 2 3 4 5

Add  your  scores  total  and  circle  which  group  of  scores  you  positioned:

Total  Score:  6  ­ –  11  12  ­ –  17  18  –   23  24  ­-   30

Personal  resilience  is  a  skill  that may be developed to enhance your ability to pre-­empt change and act rather than react to a situation. Read the traits summarised below to determine the skills you would love to acquire to increase your resilience which will impact your longevity and relevance as well as, your organisational sustainability.

Score  Current  Level  of  Personal  Resilience
 6  ­ –  11 You currently display a low level of personal resilience. You struggle to adapt to  change, get off track easily when stressed or negatively charged from an event, need assistance to act.
 12  ­ –  17 You display some characteristics towards personal resilience. You  have  a baseline understanding of events, however, find it difficult to practically apply the skills you have learned to adapt to change.
 18  ­ –  23 You display a good level of personal resilience. You have some traits and areas to work on to ensure you can adapt more readily to your environment.  You are applying skills on a regular basis, however need to fine tune to ensure you can manage your reactions more readily.
 24  ­ –  30 You display an extremely high level of personal resilience, ability to adapt to your environment, handle stress, take immediate action, are pro-­active, manage your  emotions wisely, and drive your own change.