Resilience and Life Satisfaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain: The Relationship between Emotional and Socio-Demographic Variables




Resilience, life satisfaction, COVID-19, adults


Concern about the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reflected in the growing number of investiga­tions being carried out. This study aimed to measure the levels of resilience and life satisfaction in a sample of the adult population (n = 572) and to understand which varia­bles may be related to the ability to cope and subjective well-being. The results indicate that measures of depres­sion are negatively related to resilience (r = -.404) and life satisfaction (r = -.427), and measures of anxiety are also negatively related to resilience (r = -.308) and life satis­faction (r = -.426). The ANOVA shows statistically sig­nificant differences (p < .01) between resilience and life satisfaction, with the variables social relationships, leisure time and expectations of the future impact of the pan­demic. These results can help us design and implement measures that promote well-being


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Author Biographies

Lourdes López de la Llave, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Doctoranda en el programa de Doctorado en Psicología de la Salud

Andrés López de la Llave, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Facultad de Psicología

Carmen Pérez-Llantada, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Facultad de Psicología


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How to Cite

López de la Llave, L., López de la Llave, A., Moral-Bofill, L., & Pérez-Llantada, C. (2021). Resilience and Life Satisfaction during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain: The Relationship between Emotional and Socio-Demographic Variables. Acción Psicológica, 18(1), 121–134.