Development and Validation of Personal Resource Inventory


  • Aisha Bano, Alay Ahmad


The objectives of the study were to develop, investigate factor structure and establish the psychometric properties of an indigenized Personal Resource Inventory. An item pool comprising of 179 items was reduced to a list of 45 items with the help of focus group. Sample comprised of 451 employees working in private, government and semi-government organizations with mean age 28.19 (± SD = 6.8). The 36 items correlated significantly (p < .01) with total scale’s score with alpha reliability coefficient of .89 and split half reliability coefficient of .79 & .83. Test of sphericity was significant (x 2 (451) = 3718.19, df = 666, p < .000) and measures of sampling adequacy as moderate (KMO = .89). Rotated Varimax factor analysis of 36 items showed that factor loadings range from .34 to .62 for the four factors namely optimism, resilience, hope and self-efficacy, which explain 34.27% of the total variance which is satisfactory. A significant positive correlation with psychological well-being (r(80) = .57**, p < .01) and a significant negative correlation (r(80)=-.55**, p <.01) with depression is found. Positive Resource Inventory accounts for 33% of variance in psychological wellbeing and 30% of variance in depression.




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Aisha Bano, Alay Ahmad. (2017). Development and Validation of Personal Resource Inventory. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 48(1). Retrieved from