Adolescent versus adult explanations of resilience enablers : a South African study

Show simple item record Theron, Linda C. 2020-03-18T08:25:16Z 2020-03-18T08:25:16Z 2020-01
dc.description.abstract This aim of this article is to account for the resilience of adolescents who are challenged by structural disadvantage and to highlight that how adolescent resilience is accounted for depends on whether adolescent or adult views are foregrounded. To do so, I report a South African phenomenological study. I draw on a thematic content analysis of qualitative data and subsequent frequency count of the themes to contrast how 385 Black adolescents and 284 adults (who educate or provide services to youth) explain what enables adolescent resilience in the face of structural disadvantage. Adolescent and adult explanations differed substantially with regard to personal strengths, family support, and education pathways. These differences reflect conceptualizations of resilience, which are probably related to developmental stage and cultural fluidity and which caution that, despite adult perspectives being valuable, societies need to prioritize adolescent insights. en_ZA
dc.description.department Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Research Foundation, South Africa (Incentive Funding Grant: IFR2011041100058). en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Theron, L. 2020, 'Adolescent versus adult explanations of resilience enablers : a South African study', Youth and Society, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 78-98. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0044-118X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1552-8499 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0044118X17731032
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2017 en_ZA
dc.subject Resilience en_ZA
dc.subject Structural disadvantage en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Adolescents en_ZA
dc.subject Adults en_ZA
dc.subject Qualitative methodology en_ZA
dc.title Adolescent versus adult explanations of resilience enablers : a South African study en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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