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Disaster Adaptation and Resilience Scale (DARS)

An individul-level protection measure

Publicly Available, No Cost
The Disaster Adaptation and Resilience Scale (DARS) is a 43 item, self-report questionnaire designed to measure five domains found to support adaptive responses in individuals exposed to disasters: physical resources; social resources; problem-solving; distress regulation; and optimism. (keywords: fire, fires, wildfire, wildfires) For citation: First, J.M., Yu, M., & Houston, J.B. (2021). The disaster adaptation and resilience scale (DARS): Development and validation of an individual-level protection measure. Disasters, 45(4), 939-967.

Additional Descriptors

  • Self
  • Online or Mobile App, Paper
    • 16-30
      • Moderate
      • English
        • 26-50
        • Survey/Questionnaire
          • General
            • Extreme Weather-Related Event, Large-Scale Violence or Terrorism
              • Extreme Weather-Related Event: Flood, Hurricane, Tornado or Wind Storm, Wildfire
              • Mental Health or Well-Being
                • Social Support or Resilience
                  • Academic Institution

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