ERIC Number: ED381949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
Sources of Resilience Outcomes.
Elements leading to resilience or non-resilience in 10 undergraduate students who had been diagnosed as having a learning disability (LD) were studied. Subjects were labeled as either "resilient" or "non-resilient" depending on their grade point average in their major field. Themes which emerged as common experiences of resilient students from analysis of interview content included: success in a group/team experience, particular areas of strength, an encouraging teacher, a special friend, a strong drive to be self-determining, acknowledgement of the learning disability, and distinctive "turning points." A literature review preceding the report of the study looks at long-term outcomes for LD children, focusing on characteristics of resilience in which outcomes are better than might otherwise be expected. The review addresses outcomes for children with LD, definitions of resilience, learning disability as a risk factor in development of resilience, protective factors (such as a positive early child temperament and a supportive family milieu), and specific strategies to increase self-understanding and thus resilience. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Resilience (Personality)
Note: Paper presented at the International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (73rd, Indianapolis, IN, April 5-9 1995). Support for this research provided by the ALCD Foundation Grant.