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A resilience based intervention for at-risk adolescents

Alwi, Azlin and M. Noor, Noraini and Janon, Nazariah Shar'ie (2014) A resilience based intervention for at-risk adolescents. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2014, 11th - 13th June 2014, Cultural Activity Centre (CAC), International Islamic University Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The present study was carried out to test the effectiveness of a resilience-based intervention in improving at-risk adolescents’ perceived social support, life satisfaction and distress. A program named “Percaya Diri dan Cemerlang” (Believe in Oneself and Excel) was developed to increase resilience in adolescents. It integrates various skills such as goal-achievement, teamwork, relationship between activating events-behaviour-consequences, and problem solving. The participants had to attend a 90 minutes session, each week, for 12-week. It was hypothesized that at-risk adolescents who participated in the program would report more social support, higher life satisfaction and lower distress than a control group who did not undergo the program. Thirty three at-risk adolescents were divided into two groups: the treatment group (n=16) and the control group (n=17). The two groups completed pre- and post-test scores on the three measures of support, life satisfaction, and distress. Results showed that adolescents in the treatment group reported higher social support, but no difference was observed in their life satisfaction and distress scores. The qualitative results provided additional support, indicating the possible beneficial effects of such programs on at-risk adolescents.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6895/38564
Uncontrolled Keywords: at-risk, adolescents, resilience, intervention
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: 03 Dec 2014 09:53
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 09:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38564

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