Saturday, December 29, 2012

Predictors of Resiliency

Based on a generation of research studies, here is the short-list of correlates and predictors of resilience:
  • One or more effective parents
  • Connections to other caring, competent adults
  • Cognitive, attention, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective emotion and behavior regulation
  • Positive self-perceptions; self-efficacy; self-worth
  • Beliefs that life has meaning; hopefulness
  • Religious faith and affiliations
  • Aptitudes and characteristics valued by society (for example, talent, attractiveness)
  • Prosocial friends 
  • Socioeconomic advantages
  • Effective school, a sense of connectedness to school
  • Effective community (for example, safe, with emergency services, recreation centers, options for young people)
Resnick & Taliaferro, 2011

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