The capacity of individuals to withstand, cope with, or recover from adverse, stressful, or high-risk circumstances. Protective factors that enhance this ability may be internal (personal attributes such as self efficacy, spirituality, etc.) or external (e. g., relationships such as supportive family or community ties). From 2004-2010, this concept was indexed with the Descriptor "Personality Traits." Prior to 2004, the concept may have been indexed with the Identifiers "Ego Resilience," "Career Resilience," "Resilience (Career)," and "Resilience (Ego)."
Added to ERIC: 6/1/2010