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More than 'just coping': the antecedents and dynamics of resilience in a qualitative longitudinal study

Davidson, Rosemary (2009) More than 'just coping': the antecedents and dynamics of resilience in a qualitative longitudinal study. Social Policy and Society, 8 (1). pp. 115-125. ISSN 1474-7464

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746408004636

Abstract

This paper attempts to contribute to understandings of the role of resilience as a process enabling individuals to steer a positive course in their lives by drawing on longitudinal qualitative data collected from six case study individuals, drawn from a wider study of one hundred families over a seven-year period. It is shown how respondents construct their own life trajectories, specifically reflecting on the changes and challenges they face. Additionally, this work offers a policy perspective to the debate on resilience, examining the interplay between recent government initiatives and their potential role in fostering resilience.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Policy Studies Institute (PSI)
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