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Psychological Resilience - Science topic

The human ability to adapt in the face of tragedy, trauma, adversity, hardship, and ongoing significant life stressors.
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Hello everybody,
I am looking for a scale measuring dependence on your supervisor to reach your target (e.g., reaching a good grade in your dissertation).
I already found the perceived power scale by Hinkin and Schriesheim (1989), but this doesn't really fit to what I am looking for.
I am really thankful for any advice given.
Best wishes,
Paul
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Giel Hutschemaekers This is very interesting work and will be of my interest. Please share if it is fine to share. Thank you.
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I am currently working on my dissertation along disaster risk reduction and resilience in selected Philippine islands. 
Part of my objectives is to find out and map out the existing frameworks of disaster risk reduction and resilience education as implemented in schools. 
1. What kind of framework/s is/are followed by organisations/institutions in implementing disaster risk reduction and resilience education among schools?
2. How are programs along disaster risk reduction and resilience education being developed, implemented and assessed?
3. Who are the people involved in disaster risk reduction and resilience education and what are their respective roles?
4. At present, what are the specific roles of schools (high schools and universities) in disaster risk reduction and resilience education?
5. Who should be involved in a successful disaster risk reduction and resilience education? What should be their respective roles?
6. What is the ideal role of schools in disaster risk reduction and resilience education?
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Dear sir,
Greetings of the day.
The 4Rs theory is one of the existing frameworks of disaster risk and resilience education using for emergency management or disaster management. The term 4Rs is very popular in New Zealand and known as the four phases of emergency management cycle. The meaning of 4Rs are given below:
Readiness = Preparedness
Response
Recovery
Reduction = Mitigation
The concept of 4Rs also involves emergency plans, structures, and arrangements that established to engage the normal endeavors of government, voluntary agencies, NGOs and INGOs in a comprehensive and coordinated way to respond to the whole spectrum of global emergency needs. This is also known as disaster management (DM). In the concept of 4Rs, resilience describes as the aim of the four phases of emergency management as an ability to recover people and their resources from or adjust easily to disastrous misfortunes or catastrophic changes. Now, it is as one of the accepted existing frameworks of disaster risk and resilience education to open/start disaster management (DM) education at university and school level that is exercising in DM education & for research as well by the disaster risk and resilience education managers and practitioners.
With best compliments.
Thankfully yours,
Md Shamsuzzoha
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Dear all,
I've spoken a little on here before about the problems with the concept of resilience, and our understanding of it. I am interested in developing a study, or series of studies, in order to identify what precisely resilience is, and ideally to develop a properly designed and validated scale to measure it.
I am interested in perspectives from any field, and am ideally looking for partners to develop this grant with me such that we can develop the most well-rounded perspective possible of this psychological phenomenon.
Please do let me know if you have any opinions on perspectives that should be included in this process (or you believe it unnecessary), if you know of any places likely to fund such a grant, or if you would like to be involved.
Best wishes,
Jennifer
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Our contribution to the topic of resilience:
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I'm currently working on the influence of work family conflict and locus of control on turnover intention. I need the scale of work family conflict the version developed by carlson et al (2000) to study Ibo people. I need the psychometric properties and the items? 
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this site may help: https://scales.ppsy.pro
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Hi, 
I'm trying to find the READ scale (full version) or other questionnaires  in order to check resilience parameters among adolescents.
Thanks, 
Tal
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this site may help: https://scales.ppsy.pro
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i need help regarding find an scale on adult employee resilience scale for my research.
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I used Wagnild & Young. I also researched Connor-Davidson CD-RISC. I felt that both of these were applicable for my subject matter. I looked at a baseline assessment in ICU nurses in 2 units: Neuro Trauma & Cardiac within the same inpatient organization. If the baseline research is expanded on we would have to use the same scale to track progress across the organization.
The scale, the population you are looking at and the research direction all inform each other.
I would like to see how CD-RISC compares in similar studies and what that would lead to.
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My research involves an IPA study (Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis) of the lived experiences of Professional Caregivers in end of life care from an existential perspective related to meaning, responsibility and freedom. Also, from the Physical, Social, Personal and Spiritual dimensions.
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This is a fascinating topic. In A Very Easy Death, Simone de Beauvoir writes about her experience caring for her mother, which removed her existential theories related of choice from their theoretical position and placed them within lived experience. It's a short read.
I once had the privilege of interviewing an alternative death educator for a project in which I studied how people's work shaped their relationship to the people around them and their general orientation to life. In his wooded New England woodworking shop, which is actually his basement, where he fashions coffins, my interviewee told me about his own wife's passing, and how he cared for her at the end of her life. I was completely moved--I had come to learn about his profession, and ended up in the presence of something transcending that. My interviewee and his wife dedicated much of their existence to advocating for choice surrounding one's own death, and when his wife was faced with her mortality, she chose to be cared for by my interviewee in the home. He was moved to tears as he told me about this, and I felt practically unfit to witness. He pointed a finger, gnarled from a woodworking incident thirty years prior, towards the woods, and he told me that his wife had chosen to be buried on the property in an environmentally conscious, natural burial site. People talk about philosophers like Nietzsche and Camus living by their philosophy, but my God, they had nothing on this individual; he is the embodiment of existentialism.
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Anything unique that has been brought to the forefront in very recent years regarding health psychology?
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Agree with Dr@ Mahesh Kumar
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I am writing my thesis about mindfulness and resilience and would like to measure the effects on body perception. The questionnaire should be pretty short  and more likely to ask people in economics (no disorders etc.) as my target group is the GEN Y, young professionals in Germany.
Let me know, if you need further information.
I would be more than happy about any ideas! Thanks!
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A resilience scale you find in our paper:
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Is there anyone who tried to use this toolkit? What are the lessons learned or challenges experienced? 
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You can test for psychological resilience:
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Perceived parental involvement--- is a multidimensional concept where student's views on how parents involve in their educational life particularly. A lot of studies have taken place between parental involvement and academic achievement. But it is the perceived parental involvement  which is instrumental in  negative aspects like examination stress, performance anxiety etc. But scales  meant for describing student perception of parental involvement are so meager
Can anybody help?.
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Thank you Beatrice..
Thanks a lot
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I am interested in finding out whether culture will influence positive growth (or PTG) and prevalence of PTSD following extreme trauma, based on data collected in Nigeria (Africa) and any non-African contexts.
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My name is Pelin and I am associate professor, University of Canakkale in Turkey, I am interested in collobaration with your project.
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I am working with a team to investigate the impact of early research experiences on a variety of variables. One variable is Attitude toward Science. I am looking for any scales with strong validity/reliability measures. It would also be great if they were normed for USA populations or had been used in multiple studies.
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Hello Prof Burton,
I haven't seen the full text of this, but it might be helpful:
Francis, L. J., & Greer, J. E. (1999). Measuring attitude towards science among secondary school students: The affective domain. Research in Science & Technological Education, 17(2), 219-226.
The authors are on ResearchGate so might be able to let you know how much it had been used.
This is another, although it is among college students, not those at high school:
Lovelace, M., & Brickman, P. (2013). Best practices for measuring students’ attitudes toward learning science. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 606-617.
This was a paper presented:
Johnson J. (1997) Measuring Attitudes in Science: What Exactly are we Measuring and Why?
Very best wishes,
Mary
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I am currently looking at how servicescapes enhance or restrict binationals' development of intercultural competence in multicultural marketplaces and was wondering if anyone could aid with articles/ideas regarding this? So far, I have primarily been looking at the physical (Bitner) and social (Tombs & McColl-Kennedy) dimensions in relation to fostering an approach/avoidance behaviour. 
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Hi Subir, thank you so much for this. Looks really interesting! 
Best wishes, 
Mathias
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I'm currently working on my research about work passion (consists of: Harmonious Passion/HP and Obsessive Passion/OP), job performance, and Perceived Organizational Support (POS). My hypotheses are:
1. positive relationship between HP and performance
2. positive relationship between OP and performance
3. positive relationship between HP and POS
4. negative relationship between OP and POS
5. POS as moderator between HP and performance
is it possible to have those hypotheses at once? 
I'm a very beginner at research methodology and statistic; and i really need help, thankyou.
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@Hendrika Kemp @Nicholas Livingston Thank you very much for the answers. I really appreciate it :D 
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I'm in the early stages of a project and would like to measure resilience in transitional age foster youth and am looking for an appropriate instrument. While I recognize there are many perspectives on the development of resiliency, foster youth may perceive "family" and "community" differently than other populations.  
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The Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM) developed at the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University has now been validated in a number of settings internationally and covers the domains you are interested in. We have validated it on a population of very vulnerable youth, many of whom were in foster care see DOI: 10.1177/1049731515614102 Validation of the Child and Youth Resilience
Measure (CYRM-28) on a Sample of At-Risk
New Zealand Youth
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Has anyone ever seen or come across a measure/scale designed to measure perceived unmet childhood needs?
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Thank you both for your responses, Mary and Jake!!
This is great material to have. I think we were leaning more towards the social/attachment needs perspective, so I will definitely check out these scales. Thank you again!  
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What is the transformation process (data/information into transformed knowledge) and how to transform (knowledge) for association and application into new/existing system of (receiving) organisation. 
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Hi, I recommend to read Gabriel Szulanski's work, for example:
Szulanski, G. (2000). The process of knowledge transfer: A diachronic analysis of stickiness. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 82(1), 9-27. Does this help?
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I need to find some studies done related to extramarital issues among the military personnel. 
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Hello,
Here are a few...
Booth, A., & Dabbs, J. M. (1993). Testosterone and men's marriages. Social Forces, 72(2), 463-477.
Essien, E. J., Monjok, E., Chen, H., Abughosh, S., Ekong, E., Peters, R. J., ... & Mgbere, O. (2010). Correlates of HIV knowledge and sexual risk behaviors among female military personnel. AIDS and Behavior, 14(6), 1401-1414.
London, A. S., Allen, E., & Wilmoth, J. M. (2013). Veteran Status, Extramarital Sex, and Divorce Findings From the 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey. Journal of Family Issues, 34(11), 1452-1473.
Dissertation:
Brinson, J. S. (2008). Factors leading to adultery in the military population (Doctoral dissertation, Tennessee State University).
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My group is currently working on our thesis entitled, "Examining Trauma Exposure in Relation to Bodily Distress Syndrome/Somatization: The Role of Resources in Trauma Population." And we are having a hard time working on the theoretical framework of it. What could be a suitable theory to fit for this? Thanks
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Thank you Sir Mithat Durak! I will consider this
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thanks for your input!
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I found the attached article on coping and depression for postpartum women. Hope this help
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I am interested in the constructs of emotional pain and human suffering in the general population and more specifically in those with chronic illnesses (both physical and mental). Any leads/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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Thanks, Dr. Durak for sharing these articles. These are very helpful. 
Best
Shweta
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I have utilised UWES in a study of a workplace intervention for employees with chronic conditions, and have found significant results for increasing Vigour, but not for Dedication or Absorption. Would really like to know if someone has conducted a study using UWES for employees with chronic conditions, and whether they had similar results.
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Hello Leonie
Most of what I found was relating to chronic stress and burnout (the last reference is an  example of many), not employees who have chronic conditions. I also looked on the CINAHL( health related database), but didn't find much. I think all these use UWES. This relates to chronic conditions, but work related:
Barbieri, D. F., Nogueira, H. C., Bergamin, L. J., & Oliveira, A. B. (2012). Physical and psychosocial indicators among office workers from public sector with and without musculoskeletal symptoms. Work, 41(Supplement 1), 2461-2466.
This, similarly, looks at conditions caused by the workplace:
Nogueira, H. C., Diniz, A. C. P., Barbieri, D. F., Padula, R. S., Carregaro, R. L., & de Oliveira, A. B. (2012). Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors among workers of the aircraft maintenance industry. Work, 41(Supplement 1), 4801-4807.
This mentions chronic stress but that is probably not what you were looking for:
Bosman, J., Rothmann, S., & Buitendach, J. H. (2005). Job insecurity, burnout and work engagement: the impact of positive and negative effectivity. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 31(4), 48-56.
I hope you hear from RG members who have undertaken this type of study, but if no-one has or can reference papers reporting such, the lack of such work is also relevant and might even stimulate someone looking for an interesting project to undertake.
Very best wishes,
Mary
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how could one assume that the reduction is due the intervention and not for another factors?
I'm designing my PhD thesis and this is an important point to define
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In addition to being a researcher, I am an advanced practice nurse who has specialized in high risk infants, which usually results from high risk births. I have also some experience in countries with much higher infant and maternal mortality than is expected in my country.
The WHO instrument is not designed to be a comprehensive list of all factors contributing to a positive birth outcome, but is focused on common preventable factors that contribute to poor outcomes. The poorer outcomes are not as likely to occur if addressed in advance. Inability to get to basic life saving equipment is only one such example on the list. Most of the other items are associated with standards of care that have reduced maternal-infant mortality in countries that follow the standards.
To use this instrument if evaluating birth outcomes, you would have to identify the common maternal risk factors for poor or poorer outcomes, such as prolapsed cord, or pregnancy induced hypertension, certain chronic maternal  health conditions, prematurity and the like, so as to separate the preventable from common risk factors that may or may not be preventable, but in any case are not on the WHO list..
You would also want to investigate epidemiology data on maternal-infant outcomes in various countries to compare outcomes from the population you are studying with outcomes from those of other countries to see how close your population corresponds with those outcomes.
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I am just learning how to use this site. I may not be looking in the right place for information about the project. I am researching the perspectives of women in recovery transitioning to community college. Some of my participants may be involved in CRP but some may not. 
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My suggestion is to make some dot point statements about what it is you exactly see to find out. Your research questions set the direction for the approach. As David Topps said, if your  aim is to explore their experiences from their perspectives, then the approach is qualitative and likely within phenomenological research methods. Adding to this could be measures of their sense of self-efficacy, connectedness and of other indicators of positive transition as well frequency data on how well they do academically. Combing different types of data (also called triangulation) gives a study depth and allows a more comprehensive interpretation of findings as well as more places to publish and a wider audience. Whether this is within the scope of your research is of course another matter
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I would like to know if postpartum depression has ever been predicted although there are many positively correlated issues in research.
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In general, from a medical clinical perspective, predictors of postpartum depression revolve around risk factors including a history of depression--postpartum or otherwise--difficult pregnancies and/or peripartal histories, and the health of the newborn. Women separated from their infants due to the poor health of the infant or mother are also at risk. The rule of thumb today is to monitor all women postpartum for depression, with particular attention to women with risk histories.
Except for the references on biomarkers, most of the predictive measures actually measure depression prenatally, which we have long understood to be a risk factor for postpartum depression.
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i am seeking any and all advice or experience on how to create a sustainable improvement in physical activity intervention. My own experiences and perceptions tell me that after the stimulus of a formal intervention is removed, PA returns towards baseline. In addition to evidence such as Metcalf et al cochrane review highlighting the negligible overall impact PA intervention has. 
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Dear all, thank you kindly for you input on this topic. You have really given me some great advice and just to expand, the project i seek to commence will be in pre-adolescent children. THANK YOU!
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What is the theoretical framework that more suitable with occupational stress related working with psychotic patients?
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Secondary or vicarious trauma - or you might want to look into Professional Quality of Life by Beth Stamm. This framework is used when working with helping professionals. 
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Hi, im currently looking for a scale call cognitive flexibility scale, do anyone of you have such scale or any similar scale that i can use in conducting my research?  
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Martin &and Rubin (1995) did a series of studies to test the validity of the Cognitive Flexibility Scale (CFS).  You might research their article:
Martin, M. M., & Rubin, R. B. (1995). A new measure of cognitive flexibility.  Psychological Reports, 76, 623-626.
This might be a good starting point.
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My set up is this: Workload is my predictor, and that predicts level of burnout, supposedly. However, along the way, we have the factors of work control and social support. I'm at a loss at how I can analyze the moderating effect of the two variables on my main predictor. 
Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. 
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Dear Jose, 
I think these guys or girls can help you:
Wynne W. Chin • Barbara L. Marcolin • Peter R. Newsted
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We have done about 200 surveys to test this current version of this tool.... And curious from others' perspectives what Identifying information would be useful in setting the context for answering this survey/tool post a Critical Incident Event... (ie:  sex, age; whether have experienced another CIR in the workplace...) Thanks for any feedback on this issue.....
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 I think location i.e urban and rural  setting, gender ie, male and female, marital status in terms of single and married, length of service and age are intervening variables in many studies. This is based on the fact that each of these groups of people have varied experiences that enable the researcher plan intervention programs that can alleviate, ameliorate or enhance the issues being investigated. 
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My research is on occupational stress and its effects on the cognitive abilities. Can I have studies that show any relationship among the three?
Studies on either of these will be helpful.
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Surely, occupational stress affect our concentration level very badly. Although the degree of damage depends on psychological state of person, it hampers the basic state of mind to the extent that a person can not concentrate and memorize even some easy context.
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I'm trying to ascertain how past and current experiences impact on teachers carrying out pastoral roles.
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Hello Nick,
I don't know how useful these will be, but I hope that they will be of some help and will encourage other RG members to send their responses!
See the below, particularly p.4 - Teachers as mental/emotional health promoters - re the pastoral care section of your question:
Kidger, J., Gunnell, D., Biddle, L., Campbell, R., & Donovan, J. (2009). Part and parcel of teaching? Secondary school staff’s views on supporting student emotional health and well‐being. British Educational Research Journal, 36(6), 919-935.
Best, R. (2007). The whole child matters: the challenge of Every Child Matters for pastoral care. Education 3–13, 35(3), 249-259.
Reid, K. (2005). The implications of Every Child Matters and the Children Act for schools. Pastoral Care in Education, 23(1), 12-18.
I haven't seen the full text to these either:
Lodge, C. (2006). Beyond the head of year. Pastoral Care in Education, 24(1), 4-9.
Hamblin, D. (1986). The failure of pastoral care?. School Organization, 6(1), 141-148 (this also is quite old now).
. . and I don't think that they are on ResearchGate.
Have you also seen these?
This is a site named 'Good Year Heads':
. . and this is a forum 'Role of Head of Year':
This is from The Guardian - '10 top tips for teachers heading into school senior leadership teams':
Very best wishes,
Mary
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A preliminary scope of the literature in the HAIs field re theory-based interventions shows a mixture of theories/frameworks used to inform interventions in the HAIs context. Most of them are psychology-based including the theory of planned behaviour, the health belief model, the PRECEDE model etc. .
However, it seems that there is no standard pattern of both what theory and which constructs/factors of these theories scientists should focus on when exploring healthcare staff's behaviour within the HAIs context. Is it, for example self-efficacy, intentions, perceived behavioural control etc. and if there is a mixture of relevant constructs how can someone better justify his decision to include the X construct and not the Y one when developing such an intervention?
I hope this makes some sense.
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I am using Best Possible Self as a positive psychology intervention in order to increase optimism. Which questionnaire must I use pre and post intervention: Explanatory Style Questionnaire, or Life Orientation Test Revisited? 
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You can also try some Optimism scales:
They are relatively new, and may not have been standardized, but worth a look anyway.
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I am currently captivated by the literature surrounding Exercise Psychology at the elite level. Relating to the role of a sport psychologist or coach, all the while an athlete develops and prepares, such as through plans, imagery or mindfulness in the goal of attaining the state of flow; in which way could I best monitor positive affect and the meaning of the activity in relation to their self-esteem over-time? Is there a method or scale developed for determining wether and when passion becomes obsessive (OP) or harmonious (HP)? In which way could I determine and address occurrences of mental staleness and pre-competitive anxiety in the place of a flexible psychophysiological state? I wish to explore the ways a sport psychologist or coach may increase awareness and athletes’ ability to reach their Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning (IZOF) during competition.
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Hello Alexandre
I wonder if you have seen these papers? This mentions the 'two factor passion scale' (p.376):
Vallerand, R. J., Mageau, G. A., Elliot, A. J., Dumais, A., Demers, M. A., & Rousseau, F. (2008). Passion and performance attainment in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 9(3), 373-392.
This paper is referenced by:
Curran, T., Appleton, P. R., Hill, A. P., & Hall, H. K. (2011). Passion and burnout in elite junior soccer players: The mediating role of self-determined motivation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12(6), 655-661.
This research paper (a Master thesis) might be relevant (see appendices):
Dammyr M (2011) Motivation, passage and flow in Norwegian sport high schools
Also see:
Lafrenière, M. A. K., Jowett, S., Vallerand, R. J., Donahue, E. G., & Lorimer, R. (2008). Passion in sport: On the quality of the coach-athlete relationship. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 30 (5).
Very best wishes,
Mary
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I am writing an article about " the meaning of art therapy for people with inadequate coping after a severe loss" and need to know how many people react inadequate and have negative stress. The Trimbos institute (The Netherlands) cannot help me
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Hi Tineke, there are a lot of ways to research and/or treat grieving people.  I learned in a CEU one of the most effective treatments--per former clients--was for the client to take a clay seedling pot I provided, put it into something that will hold flying pieces & use a rubber mallet to crush it.  Over the course of the therapy, they are to work on putting it back together.  As part of the process, I tell them they can also decorate it, or not which ever they prefer. 
This is a metaphor for what grief has done to them & their recovery.  Most frequently, clients have returned to say that was the most helpful thing in the therapy.  It was not originally my own idea, but the woman who taught the CEU on grief.  I can only remember her first name, Louise.  She said we can use the idea if we give her credit.  So, go for it & see if your clients find it really helpful.
If you use the idea, please, let me know what your clients think.
As always, good luck
Denise
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I'm interested in interventions for increasing graduation rates while reducing stress and high risk behavior in college students attending urban universities. 
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If it is to reduce stress or attrition rate among college students diagnosed with psychiatric condition, then you can hunt for literature under "Supported Education". One person at Boston Uni. you can turn to for Supported Education is Annie Sullivan Soydan.
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Given the nature of Crisis Events there is usually no pre moment in which to conduct a 'pre-test".... so the research team is exploring the notion of gaining industry standards on this general measure of resilience... but the question we are currently rangling with is whether it is better to gain this Industry Standard level pre testing the Beta Test or post.... the element of confusion is that after the Beta Test we may need to make adjustments to the actual tool..... So thoughts on whether to try and garner industry standards on this took before a crisis event or wait til after Beta Test - so if we have to make adjustments - can then use the final tool for the Industry standards... Thoughts?
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Look up Lilenfeld reviews of treatments that do harm. Note the info provided on critical incident stress debriefing. The measures used showed that subjects got worse as a result of the intervention. Irwin Sandler was a co-author of the national academies text on prevention research that produced similar conclusions. The measures were PTSD and anxiety-related. The original studies may help you formulate your own measures. I'm sorry I'm currently away from my office and reference materials on this topic.
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I've been looking into resilience as a concept. A lot of papers say things like 'resilience is related to better health' or 'resilience is related to the use of health-related behaviours' but don't seem to explore that connection. What is resilience, in terms of behaviours? Is it any different to the use of adaptive coping strategies?
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An interesting and important question, it is good to see people really refining the terms they're using in this area. The literature surrounding resilience is large, messy, and includes many ongoing debates. Some believe resilience is a trait, others that it is a process influenced by malleable skills. Some believe resilience is only relevant to experiences of significant trauma, others say resilience is a typical behaviour all people do sometimes in their lives. I support the dynamic process view of resilience and go with Windle's definition: the process of effectively negotiating, adapting to, or managing significant sources of stress or trauma. My review of resilience literature has led me to believe that resilience involves protective, attenuating, and recovery factors and incorporates resources across personal, relational and environmental domains. Some of these resources are internal (such as dispositional optimism and adaptive coping behaviours) and others are external (such as useful government policies or access to a responsive and attuned social support network). So to answer your question, resilience is a process made up of many things including but not limited to adaptive coping behaviours. I hope this is helpful, happy to talk further.
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Dear all,
I try to find empirical research about resilience and BPN (basic psychological needs), with participants under traumatic situations. However I found only theoretical papers but not empirical ones. 
If you have some information it would be excellent
thanks in advance
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a lot of convoluted jargon, see www.ispublidhing.com
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I set up an assisted resilience working* with a group of social workers and the turnover of the teams gets me in trouble in pursuing this work. How to adapt this work to turn over? How to get results despite the turnover ?
*Several sessions of theoretical and practical on topics related to resilience
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Thank you Elisabeth Ponce Garcia for this scale. I will have à look and Come back here for questions because, for now, I don't see how à scale lire this could predict turnover. But probably I'll be informed by reading !
And thank you Paula Mcfadden for your suggestions but turnover is caused mostly by direction's decisions Linked to economical reasons. But I will have à look on your papers, maybe it will help me to think this research otherwise !
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I am searching for a reliable and valid instrument in emotional intelligence  for my students.. we are looking for a questionnaire which was applied in Arabic setting.
thank you for your collaboration. 
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I´m doing the process of double translation for an academic buoyancy scale that I´m using in my PhD research. I´m looking for some expert in this field who is bilingual. I know is an extra work but there are 5 items only. Thanks a lot
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Hi, Sara. If you send me the text in a message, I'll let you know if I can handle it (I am a professional ES-EN translator, and I handle academic and technical texts, but that is of course a broad spectrum).
Thanks, Sian
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I am interested in an interventional study of psychological resilience assessment and improvement among internally displaced persons following armed insurgency. I will appreciate your assistance with regards to assessment tools and best interventional strategies.   
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Hello Abubakar
I could not find very much about your subject and don't think these papers include all you need:
An Assessment of Psychosocial Needs and Resources in Yola IDP Camps: North East Nigeria (2015)
This might also have some useful references:
Getanda, E. M., Papadopoulos, C., & Evans, H. (2015). The mental health, quality of life and life satisfaction of internally displaced persons living in Nakuru County, Kenya. BMC public health, 15(1), 1.
Very best wishes
Mary
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There has been a good deal of research around the effectiveness of various CISD and CISM models but currently there is a trend to move towards a more resiliency based model. We are looking for any measurement tools that have been developed around the efficacy of these interventions that could be used no matter what particular model of CIR one chooses to use.
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Some scales about stress coping and emotion regulation might be used for the measurement of CIR.
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Simple questionnaire that you may recommend.
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The Symptoms of Trauma Scale (SOTS) is a 12 item symptom severity scale, as described by Ford et al., Journal of Psychiatric Practice, in press
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We all may having some sort of traumatic events in our life. Some of them are man made meanwhile some are natural. But every people who faced trauma are not developing PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or accute stress disorder as result of the Trauma. Their emotional Intelligence and Resilience skills play a role in this circumstances.
I kindly expect your idea to develop my research background!
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Asanka
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I agree with all of the comments posted here. I would add and emphasize that a priori long-term and enduring vulnerabilities (as touched on by Dinesh) may set boundaries for resilience across individuals and that although related to resilience, vulnerabilities are independent factors that begin before and after birth and continue to be influenced by early negative experiences/trauma. Even later in life, comorbidities (diseases, illnesses) and dispositional variables (hostility, etc.) make it more difficult to "bounce back" in the face of stressors. Resilience needs to be considered in the context of a person's vulnerability. If a person is born with physical, economic and social hardships, she/he will  find it more difficult to be resilient e.g., when one becomes a professor at a major university and has parents who never went to school, this is reflective of much greater resilience than someone who becomes a professor, but has parents who were doctors or engineers.
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I´m looking for a good Burnout scale to use with teachers (as Maslach Burnout Inventory, but free of charge).
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I recommend that you think about using the instrument by Michael R. Frone. He provided the link above.
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I am searching a paper on a case of a SES (social-ecological system) that illustrates the human capacity of social learning, enabling deliberate transformation of the SES, for example to a higher scale of governance, thereby possibly increasing resilience. I am looking for an example for any kind of deliberate transformation, e.g. in urban management, fisheries, forest management, protected areas, community building, etc; it doesn’t have to be a governance scale transformation, but ideally a system that undergoes the adaptive cycle phases and where a deliberate transformation led or might lead to increased resilience. Does anyone know of any such case? Thank you.
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Hi Tobias.
Do you know the Cabo Pulmo experience? This is a fisherman community which began to be aware about the beauty and relevance of the coral reef in front of their lands at Baja California. They made of the management to establish a natural protected area and changed their way of life, to do ecotourism. This process has taken around 20 years with a lot of outcomes in the social and ecological systems, as an increasing income to local and regional families because of the tourism and the recovery in around 200% of the fish biomass for fisheries in the region. A lot of mega-projects have been rejected with the civil society action. There is a new configuration of the local governance, joining market of tourism + a federal natural protected area + local people / organization. It is interesting and the results are systematized not only in the biophysical aspects but in the social ones, too.
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I am working on my masters about group resilience and it´s contribution to the company´s ability to deal with change. Thankful for any help to get an overview of the important research conducted in this field.
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E.g. family stressors, parenting styles, or attachment
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  1. Best predictor would be history of coping (or not) in previous separations assuming the relationship is not the only romantic relationship
  2. Also look for history of coping (or not) when separating from caregiver, eg on starting school
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I am a 6th year Clinical Psychology graduate student (PsyD) that is currently working on finishing my dissertation proposal, but am having some trouble finding recent research (5-10 years - or even any research from 2002 and up) on my population. My research method & approach is qualitative/phenomenological. I want to go about things from a Positive Psychology framework, therefore, I will be exploring other factors within population such as resiliency, Posttraumatic Growth (PTG theory), & protective/risk factors etc. Any and all answers & comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
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The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child is a working group based at Harvard doing extensive work in examining resilience for adverse childhood events in general.  This includes the chaotic home environments that can be experienced by children of parents with substance use issues, rather than specific adverse experiences.  The research focuses on the mechanisms of resilience and how to promote resilience in children; however, the findings are equally relevent for adults.  
Individuals need strong social interaction, coping and stress management skill sets, as well as warm, supportive relationships to navigate life and thrive. Individuals growing up in homes with substance abuse and many other parental challenges often do not receive adequate warmth and nurturing within their family of origin because of the ways that parental substance use alter family systems.  Adaptive social interaction and coping skills are frequently absent in adult children of substance users as well, as the opportunities to learn those skills from parents can be infrequent or absent.  
Through supportive mentoring relationships through work, education, softball leagues, what have you, as well as counseling and various other experiences adults can build these skills and capacities over time and be resilient.
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I have read about Martin Heisenberg (Würzburg) who is researching fruit flies. His experiments have taken place in the 60s. He experimented with heat and electricity. 
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Hi,
You may download a recent paper published by Science with some ideas and references. It is at http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6209/555.1.long
We have some papers concerning resilience and menopause (of course in women) which are available from my Research gate page.
Best regards,
FRPL
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Hello everyone,
Call center work may be extremelly stressful for employees. They often have to deal with high targets, performance monitoring, short breaks and few opportunities for career growth. Additionally, and specially in inbound call centers, they have to deal with angry customers and dysfunctional customer behaviors, while pressured to maintain an empathic posture.
I'm looking for good papers on training strategies / designs applied to call center workers in order to improve their performance in customer contact.
These can encompass emotional regulation techniques, depersonalization and others, targeted at helping employees to manage customer behavior and their own emotions in order to stay aligned with the organizational rules for affective behavior.
Thank you in advance
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Hi, Rita:
Very interesting topic. The global call center sector has emerged as a vibrant and economically successful industry in recent decades! Please take a look at the following two recent research studies---that you may find useful:
1. In this study, the authors (Chambel, & Castanheira, 2012) analysed psychological contract fulfillment as a mechanism through which training affects stress in call centers. The hypotheses were tested on a sample of 412 call center operators, using structural equation modelling to analyse their survey responses. The authors argued that the results demonstrated that training is negatively related to workers' exhaustion and that the relationship is fully mediated by the fulfillment of socio-emotional obligations.  The authors found that it was the fulfillment of balanced obligations, and not relational obligations, which mediated the relationship between training and exhaustion. Hence, the authors verified that training was related to lower levels of employee exhaustion through fulfillment of the balanced psychological contract. The authors findings highlight the centrality of psychological contract fulfillment to call center workers, and the importance of training in constructing positive employment relationships with workers!
Chambel, M. J., & Castanheira, F. (2012). Training opportunities and employee exhaustion in call centres: mediation by psychological contract fulfillment. International Journal Of Training & Development, 16(2), 107-117.
2. In this study, the authors (KJellberg, et al., 2010) identified risk indicators for high stress and low mental energy as well as described psych-osocial working conditions at different types of call centers.Participants: 1183 operators from 28 call centers in Sweden, both external and internal, with different levels of task complexity, ownership and geographical location. Method: A cross sectional questionnaire study. Results: The stress level was moderately high and the energy level fairly high. Stress levels tended to be lower and psycho-social conditions better with increasing level of task complexity. Fourteen per cent of the operators were in a state of high stress/low energy ("worn out") and 47% in high stress/high energy ("committed under pressure"). Operators in a state of low stress/high energy ("committed without pressure") were most likely to report a better health status.
The authors argued that the high stress and lack of energy was mainly associated with time pressure, low decision latitude, and lack of social and supervisor support. Time pressure in combination with lack of support and influence should be seen as a potential high risk situation for the development of a "worn-out" state among call center operators. Finally the authors suggest that the management should make use of this knowledge in order to promote a long lasting efficient and healthy call center work!
  • Kjellberg, A., Toomingas, A., Norman, K., Hagman, M., Herlin, R., & Tornqvist, E. W. (2010). Stress, energy and psychosocial conditions in different types of call centres. Work, 36(1), 9-25.
Hope this helps!
Nadeem
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I'm particularly interested in the most compelling evidence and with magnitude of effect estimates -- for example, measure parent-child relationship quality during childhood and predict adult mental health, controlling for as baseline mental health and as many potential confounders as possible (e.g., SES, parent mental health). The motivating background for my question is that I study mentoring relationships for youth and am interested in having an empirically-informed frame for thinking about what impact such relationships might reasonably be expected to have long-term (e.g., indicated effects of parent-child ties would seem like a plausible upper limit).
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Anthony brings up an interesting and relevant point: In essence, to assess long-term effects of parent-initiated behaviors in children, there must be an examination of genetic influences as well as parental patterning behaviors that influence long-term behaviors. Another consideration is that of the adopted child and I mention this because I was adopted at the age of three days.  I have observed, in my own behavior, influences from both my biological parents (genetics) and my experiences being raised by parents quite dissimilar to my biological parents (nurture/patterning).
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Teachers' emotional burnout seems to be a worldwide phenomenon. As a teacher myself I have experienced it and because quitting is not a solution I have decided to research and find ways to successfully deal with it and if possible prevent it. My main interest is helping the educational community, my colleagues as well as myself.   
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Interventions that promote teacher resiliency, especially those that use mindfulness training (MT) seem to be quite promising.
Roeser, R. W., Skinner, E., Beers, J., & Jennings, P. A. (2012). Mindfulness training and teachers' professional development: An emerging area of research and practice. Child Development Perspectives, 6(2), 167-173.
Gold, E., Smith, A., Hopper, I., Herne, D., Tansey, G., & Hulland, C. (2010). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for primary school teachers. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19(2), 184-189.
Burton, N. W., Pakenham, K. I., & Brown, W. J. (2010). Feasibility and effectiveness of psychosocial resilience training: a pilot study of the READY program. Psychology, health & medicine, 15(3), 266-277.
Benn, R., Akiva, T., Arel, S., & Roeser, R. W. (2012). Mindfulness training effects for parents and educators of children with special needs. Developmental Psychology, 48(5), 1476.
Fleming, J. L., Mackrain, M., & LeBuffe, P. A. (2013). Caring for the Caregiver: Promoting the Resilience of Teachers. In Handbook of Resilience in Children (pp. 387-397). Springer US.
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I would like to know about the role of proactivity (personality characteristic and attitude) in mood disorders. How proactivity impacts on stress resilience? Did proactivity correlates with positive (or negative) emotions and emotional well-being?
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I think Palestinian resilience interwoven with Sumud culture, this can be linked with the new voices of resilience understanding.........
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Contemporary Adlerian Therapy is a strengths-based, encouragement-focused approach emphasizing that people cannot be understood apart from their contexts.  It affirms that human knowledge is socially embedded and relationally distributed, and  takes a "both/and" perspective regarding human agency: both communal and individual.  Thus, I have argued that it is a relational constructivist perspective, one that strongly resonates with social-ecological understandings of resilience, albeit using different nomenclature.  If you (or anyone else) are interested, I will be glad to send you some publications that support the ideas expressed above.  My email is rew003@shsu.edu
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What is this system theory about?
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Dear Prophetes, 
what is the relation between the brain as a bodily organ, as a neuronal system and as a system that facilitates psychic function and even social communication? These are enormously important questions that are, as far as I can see, only radically pursued by the systems theory. The thesis that these systems are operationally closed and only cognitively open (albeit very narrow) seems to be counter-intuitive to non-systems-theoreticians. However, the constructivist background of systems theory would not ask whether this is right or wrong but rather: which ideas and findings does it allow. And these are quite original. 
yours, Franz
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I am hoping to continue my research on women's experience of perinatal loss (miscarriage) and am reaching out for any information regarding research that details clinical responses to this type of loss and any long term effects on women's mental health.
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Beatrice - my thanks for your follow up.  I sincerely appreciate your efforts and am looking forward to accessing all the links you have provided.  May I ask if you have any connection to this topic in your work? 
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Reading publications in this area I draw the conclusion that it is still under debate whether it is possible to increase level of IQ/cognitive ability in children/adolescents (e.g. good schooling). As a public health researcher I would find it very interesting to hear your thought in this matter.
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Although educational psychologists often take up such responsibilty what can teachers actually do in their daily practices to support children low in resilience?
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And how do you understand who is facing problems related to resilience? Some students are reluctant to contribute to discussions or reveal intimate things about themselves that might be of help in understanding their level of resilience.
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I'm particularly interested in anything that is available in an adapted/adaptable format eg easy-read, widgets, pictorial, signed etc.
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Becky, I'm afraid that such an instrument does not exist. The only one I am aware of is this:
However, having looked at the items, these might not be suitable for cognitively disabled respondents. Problem is that resilience is quite a complex and sophisticated issue.
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I am preparing research to compare the level of resilience of children and adolescents institutionalized and noninstitutionalized. Do you have any information?
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Are you familiar with the work of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project? You may find some of the information available in publication helpful.
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The prevalence of suicides, depression, abusive use of psychotropic drugs, stress, burnout, and professional dysfunctions among physicians and especially high rates of stress and depression among medical residents have been extensively described. Are physicians more prone to develop emotional disturbances than other professionals, such as engineers and lawyers? Or is this perception created due to larger number of studies involving physicians rather than other professionals?
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just as hypothesis: I personally think that occupational stress ist not the only factor. I think that some personality traits (such as narcississm) are more common among medical doctors, as the job ranks first in social acknowledgement. But I don´t know research on this question.
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I am interested to explore the role of psychological resilience in adjusting and coping with a chronic illness such as diabetes.This is the more or less broad area of interest. However, I am confused whether to consider resilience as a trait or as a state of being? Any suggestions?
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Just this morning I was discussing with a nephrologist colleague of mine whether resilience is a trait or a state. My answer is that it is a little of both. I operate out of a social learning perspective, and look at resilience as a coping resource consisting of both a set of beliefs and behavioral tendencies. According to social learning theory, our beliefs and behavioral characteristics are shaped by our experiences. As we gain more experience, who we are and what we do are changeable. At the same time, the older we get, the more difficult it is to change, but impactful experiences can, indeed, make us more (or less) resilient.
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And if they are translated into Spanish it would be better. Thank you.
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Millions of thanks Mary!
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I know about some recent studies supporting the association between marital distress and psychopathologies as major depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drugs use disorders, and personality disorders in general population. (South SC, et al. J Abnorm Psychol. 2011) But, what about in risk population as pregnant women? In Spain, almost the 98% of induced abortions are because of "mental health disorders". However, this concept in primary care means a big hole where many conditions could be included.
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Great studies on this topic include the following. I have done one paper on this in Somalia and its under peer review and would like to share with you
L Bacchus, G Mezey, S Bewley - European Journal of Obstetrics …, 2004 - nnvawi.org
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What may be the specific protective factors those are active in this process?
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There is a vast literature on protective mechanisms and resilience. For a practical approach to methods of increasing resilience in young people our research group has some resources that might be useful - http://www.boingboing.org.uk as well as links to other resilience research centres.