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Type: Journal article
Title: Psychological resilience in disadvantaged youth: A critical overview
Author: Harvey, J.
Delfabbro, P.
Citation: Australian Psychologist, 2004; 39(1):3-13
Publisher: Australian Psychological Soc
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0005-0067
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J. Harvey and P. H. Delfabbro
Abstract: This paper provides a critical review of research into the notion of psychological resilience and its implications for studies of disadvantaged young people. A number of significant conceptual and methodological challenges are examined, the most important of these being the difficulties associated with the operationalisation of resilience, the development of culturally relevant thresholds and the circularity inherent in commonly used definitions. The limitations and potential value of integrated theoretical models, such as Brofenbrenner's ecological model and Bandura's self-efficacy theory are considered, along with suggestions for methodological strategies to enhance the validity and comprehensiveness of resilience research.
Description: Copyright © 2004 The Australian Psychological Society
RMID: 0020040481
DOI: 10.1080/00050060410001660281
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