ERIC Number: EJ793446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Conceptualizing and Re-Evaluating Resilience across Levels of Risk, Time, and Domains of Competence
Vanderbilt-Adriance, Ella; Shaw, Daniel S.
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, v11 n1-2 p30-58 Jun 2008
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 efforts is then discussed.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Risk, Adjustment (to Environment), Literature Reviews, Intervention, Construct Validity, Psychological Studies
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