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ERIC Number: EJ1151106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2206-3110
Coping Strategies and the Development of Psychological Resilience
Booth, Jessie W.; Neill, James T.
Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, v20 n1 p47-54 Apr 2017
This paper describes psychological theory about stress, coping, and psychological resilience, and considers how coping strategies can help develop resilience in the context of outdoor education. Outdoor education programs often aim to develop psychological resilience through structured challenging and reflective experiences. Use of coping strategies such as positive reinterpretation appears to be resilience enhancing, whereas passive acceptance and focusing on negative emotion are resilience undermining. Further research is needed to better integrate psychoeducational curricula about stress and coping into challenge-based outdoor education programs which aim to foster psychological resilience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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