Table 1. Descriptive statistics and reliability analysis for the social resilience scale for Queensland commercial fishers


Social resilience scale items (α = 0.70)

Mean

SD
Item-total correlation α if item deleted
I am confident I could get work elsewhere if I needed to 3.14 1.35 0.43 0.66
I would be nervous trying something else 3.05 1.36 0.38 0.67
I am more likely to adapt to change compared with other fishers I know 3.37 1.11 0.45 0.66
I am confident things will turn out well regardless of change 2.95 1.17 0.26 0.68
I have many career options available to me if I decide to no longer be a fisher 2.33 1.17 0.47 0.65
Every time there is a new change I plan a way to make it work for me 3.59 0.89 0.23 0.69
If there are any more changes I will not survive much longer 3.70 1.16 0.30 0.68
I can cope with small changes in the industry 3.47 0.94 0.31 0.68
I am too young to retire and too old to find work elsewhere 3.41 1.28 0.46 0.65
I have planned for my financial security 3.36 1.01 0.18 0.69
I am not competitive enough to survive much longer 2.62 1.16 0.21 0.69
I am interested in learning new skills outside of the industry 2.52 1.20 0.22 0.69
Measured on a five-point scale with response categories ranging from (1) strongly disagree to (5) strongly agree.
Items subsequently reverse coded for construction of the social resilience scale.