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note, had included the range of cultural diversity in their development reflected in the CYRM. Most overemphasize individual characteristic without adequately addressing the quality of the social ecology around individuals that provides the trigger for the realization of latent capacity or the development of new coping skills.
In the Survey of Resilience and Risky Behaviours among Youth, all consenting students in class on the day of the survey were administered the Student Drug Use Survey in the Atlantic Provinces (SDUSAP) and the 12-item version of the CYRM developed using EFA on the first sample of youth.
An unrotated solution was used to identify the 10 best-performing items from the original 28-item version of the CYRM (using cut-off values of .45; [alpha]=0.780; see Table 3).
Once again, preliminary data from the 28-item version of the CYRM as administered in the Pathways to Resilience Study (n=122) was used in the analysis with the replacement of the 13 youth with 13 demographically matched participants who had answered the family-oriented questions.
Two issues became apparent when comparing the two reduced versions of the CYRM. First, the manner in which items loaded on the various factors was noticeably different when replacing the 13 youth who lived on their own or with friends and who indicated that caregiver questions were not relevant to their lives.