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ERIC Number: EJ1117536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Reframing Resilience: Pilot Evaluation of a Program to Promote Resilience in Marginalized Older Adults
Fullen, Matthew C.; Gorby, Sean R.
Educational Gerontology, v42 n9 p660-671 2016
Resilience has been described as a paradigm for aging that is more inclusive than models that focus on physiological and functional abilities. We evaluated a novel program, Resilient Aging, designed to influence marginalized older adults' perceptions of their resilience, self-efficacy, and wellness. The multiweek group program incorporated an inductive definition of resilience based on group members' lived experiences. Outcomes evaluation for this pilot study included pre/postassessments on resilience, self-efficacy, and six wellness variables. Twenty-nine participants completed the program. Pre/post-assessment indicated a statistically significant multivariate change across the eight outcome variables. Increases in resilience, physical wellness, and emotional wellness, and decreases in social wellness and intellectual wellness accounted for most of the multivariate change. Resilient Aging is a participant-centered and strengths-based program that has potential for enhancing participants' perceptions of resilience and wellness. The program can be administered within community settings to promote resilience and wellness among marginalized older adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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