publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Conceptualizing and Re-Evaluating Resilience Across Levels of Risk, Time, and Domains of Competence

Daniel S. Shaw; Ella Vanderbilt-Adriance;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2008 Journal: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, volume 11, pages 30-58 (issn: 1096-4037, eissn: 1573-2827, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
This article examines potential theoretical constraints on resilience across levels of risk, time, and domain of outcome. Studies of resilience are reviewed as they relate to the prevalence of resilience across levels of risk (e.g., single life events vs. cumulative risk), time, and domains of adjustment. Based on a thorough review of pertinent literature, we conclude that resilience, as a global construct, appears to be rare at the highest levels of risk, and that resilience may benefit from a narrower conceptualization focusing on specific outcomes at specific timepoints in development. The implication of this conclusion for future research and intervention ef...
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free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Article, Psychological resilience, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Self-efficacy, Construct validity, Mental health, Risk assessment, Big Five personality traits, Psychology, Life events, Developmental psychology, Conceptualization
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