CHARACTERISTICS AND FACTORS OF RESILIENCE: MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS OF ADULT CONFLICTS

  • Nur Fadzmin Alias School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Noor Idayu Abdul ­Malik School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Norsyazwani Sulaiman School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Wan Zalina Wan Din School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Sarimah Shaik-Abdullah School of Education and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia

Abstract

This study aims to examine the characteristics that are possessed by resilient people, guided by two main research questions that were asked to understand further about the situation which are (i) characteristics
of resilience, and (ii) factors that contribute to resilience. Data was collected through face-to-face interview and written response. A total of three people were involved as participants by using convenient  sampling. Interview transcripts and written responses were coded, analysed, and the emerging key themes were discussed. The analysis suggested that resilient people possessed characteristics such as having a positive outlook, endurance, determination, resourcefulness, and spiritual belief in overcoming problems or obstacles in life. Having these characteristics allows individuals to persevere and contribute to their resilience. In addition, the results found that factors that contributed towards resilience are early experience, better life, goals, mindfulness and social support. This study provides an insight on how resilient people act and carry themselves to overcome adversities. It is hoped that the qualitative outcome of this study will help people, especially educators and parents to gradually build these characteristics in young people to help them to become a resilience person, despite all the struggles in life. 

Published
2020-09-06
How to Cite
ALIAS, Nur Fadzmin et al. CHARACTERISTICS AND FACTORS OF RESILIENCE: MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS OF ADULT CONFLICTS. Practitioner Research, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 121 - 136, sep. 2020. ISSN 2710-706X. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/pr/article/view/11713>. Date accessed: 15 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32890/pr2020.vol2.11713.
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