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Resilience and its relationship to delinquent behaviours: a South Australian study


F, J and Pullen, D and Swabey, K, Resilience and its relationship to delinquent behaviours: a South Australian study, AARE 2016 Proceedings, 27 November-1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Conference Extract]


Resilience as psychological construct protects, safeguards and shelters children and adolescents against delinquent behaviours. Resilient children and adolescents are less likely to engage in risk behaviours. A total of 2090 school (Grade 3 to Grade 12) students from South Australia participated in the study and completed a Resilience Survey. Delinquency was operationalized as behaviours that were developmentally unsuitable, harmful to self and others. Resilience was conceptualised as one having developmental capital, constructive capabilities, and psychological competencies. A number of ANOVA analysis revealed that those students who exercised and exhibited higher levels of development capital, social-emotional strengths and had a positive outlook for the future, irrespective of gender or age were less likely to engage in delinquent behaviours.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:F, J (Dr J F)
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
UTAS Author:Swabey, K (Professor Karen Swabey)
ID Code:117229
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-06-05
Last Modified:2017-06-05

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