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Stressors and well-being in Low SES Malaysian adolescents: the role of resilience resources

Noor, Noraini M. and Alwi, Azlin (2013) Stressors and well-being in Low SES Malaysian adolescents: the role of resilience resources. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16. pp. 292-306. ISSN 1467-839X

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The present study examined the relationship between stressors, resilience resources and well-being in adolescents. The specific aims were (i) to differentiate between resilient and non-resilient adolescents in terms of their resilience resources, and (ii) to examine the role of resilience resources on the relationship between stressors and well-being. In a sample of 197 adolescents aged 12-16 years (mean = 13.77, sd = 1.49), results of the k-mean clustering technique identified 37.5% of the adolescents as resilient (high stressor, high well-being), 31.0% as maladjusted (high stressor, low well-being), and the rest, adapted (low stressor, high well-being). Resilient adolescents were found to have significantly higher scores on all the identified resilience resources (personality, mother-child communication, social support, school coherence and teacher support) compared to the non-resilient maladjusted group. Results of the structural equation modelling also showed these resilience resources to act both as mediator and moderator in the relationship between stressors and well-being. These findings are discussed with respect to the current literature on resilience and well-being.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6895/33367
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescents, resilience, resilience resources, stressors, well-being
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF712 Developmental psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Azlin Alwi
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 12:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 08:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33367

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