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ERIC Number: EJ918349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Embedding Resilience within the Tertiary Curriculum: A Feasibility Study
Stallman, Helen M.
Higher Education Research and Development, v30 n2 p121-133 Apr 2011
Mental health problems can significantly impact on the ability of university students to both meet their individual potential and contribute positively within society. This study evaluates the feasibility of embedding a strength-focused resilience-building seminar within a university curriculum. Participants were 247 students enrolled in an undergraduate psychology subject. The "Staying on Track" seminar, consisting of six building blocks for resilience, was delivered within a normal lecture period. Students completed post-measures on satisfaction and usefulness, as well as follow-up reflective journals entries noting changes made as a result of seminar participation. The seminar received high scores for satisfaction and 90% of students reported at least one of the six building blocks as being useful to them. Satisfaction also translated into self-reported positive behaviour change for many students. Implications for the role of curriculum-based resilience-building programs within universities are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A