Relations of Resilience to self-concept and perceived social support in a sample of adolescents
Keywords:resilience, self-concept, perceived social support, adolescence, positive psychology
The scientific study of resilience is a subject of great interest in the field of psychology to providea new and positive view of human capacity. The identification of individual and contextual factors that influence the resilience during the developmental stage of adolescence, is necessary to promote the adjustment of adolescentes. The study had a double purpose: Firstly, to analyze the relations between resilience and variables such as self-concept and social support. Secondly, to identify variables that predict resilience. The sample is made up of 1250 adolescents (M = 13.72, SD = 1.09). Using a descriptive and correlational design, three assessment instruments were administered: the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), the Multidimensional Self-Concept Questionnaire (AUDIM), the Perceived Social Support from Family and Friends Questionnaire (AFA) and the Teacher Social Suppport Scale (HBSC-2010). Positive correlations between self-concept and social support with resilience were founded. Test scores of self-concept and social support varied depending of the level of resilience. Self-concept and social support were predictor variables of resilience.
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