Factors that contribute to resilience are key to the positive development of youths, and knowledge of such factors is essential
for promoting resilience in schools through both policy and practice. This study reports on the results of an item and factor
analysis of the Resilience Questionnaire for Middle-adolescents in Township Schools (R-MATS) that was used to survey
291 Grade 9 middle-adolescent learners from two black-only township secondary schools. The majority of respondents indicated
an overall sense of contending with various stressors, especially the exposure to violence, and academic challenges.
Respondents attributed their buoyancy to individual and environmental factors, such as self-confidence, an internal locus of
control, a tough personality, commitment, being achievement-oriented, as well as positive identification of and access to
Jefferis, Tamlynn C.; Theron, Linda C.(Elsevier, 2018-07)
Our aim in this article is to explore what is known about resilience in women and girls; to theorise how gender-roles are reflected in women's and girls' resilience processes; and to explore how apposite researchers' ...
Parsons, Joreta(University of Pretoria, 2006-09-05)
The purpose of this study was to develop a way of identifying resilient and non-resilient middle-adolescent learners, by means of an instrument or otherwise, in a former Model C-school. The research paradigm is pragmatism ...
In this article, I argue that an ecological systems approach to resilience – specifically, one that is sensitive to how contextual determinants shape successful adaptation differentially – offers a meaningful way to enable ...