Individers resiliens och upplevda positiva emotioner vid stressande motgångar och förändringar.

by Andersson, Elisabeth

Abstract (Summary)



The aim of the present study was, on the basis of the positive psychology perspective, to examine factors that have an impact on individuals' perceived resilience, and to create an understanding of the recovery at various adversities, changes and disruptions in life. Six interviews were made and the data were analyzed by using the ad hoc method. Before the interviews were accomplished, a measurement of the personal resilience of the six individuals was made by using the Swedish version of the Wagnild and Youngs resilience scale. The results of the individual resilience scale tests showed differences in the resilience score. The interviews showed that positive emotions such as freedom, love and happiness were experienced in the context of adversity and change, and that social support was important in the recovery process.

Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/01/2009

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