“Resiliency is the capability of individuals to cope successfully in the face of significant change, adversity, or risk. The capacity changes over time and is enhanced by protective factors in the individual and environment.”

(Stewart et al.,1991 as cited by Greene and Conrad, 2002)

  • Resiliency as a Trait
    • A vigorous approach to life
    • A sense of meaningfulness
    • An internal locus of control (vs. external)
    • A way to conceptualize this is the “ability of a person to bounce back from challenges through feelings of control, commitment and the ability to see change as a challenge.” (Phelps et al., 2009)

more to come soon