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Title: Positive psychological factors in late adolescence : the role of resilience and hope in the well-being of 16 to 18 year olds
Author: Charles, Victoria
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2013
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Background: Adolescence is a time of significant psychological readjustment. A number of young people experience the transition to adulthood as challenging, however many are able to adapt without significant difficulties and thus demonstrate resilience. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of hope and resilience in relation to well-being in late adolescence in a sample of young people aged between 16 and 18 years. Method: A cross-sectional questionnaire design was utilised with a sample of 50 participants aged between 16 and 18 years of age and who were recruited from a college. Participants completed three measures relating to well-being, resilience, and hope. Findings: The results support the hypotheses that hope and resilience are related to well-being. High levels of hope are associated with high levels of well-being and hope is a significant predictor of well-being in young people aged between 16 and 18 years. Implications: Young people may benefit from accessing services that enhance their levels of hope and resilience and emphasise their existing strengths and resources in relation to negotiating the transition to adulthood.
Supervisor: Reilly, James; Sellwood, Bill; Merrin, Jayne Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: BF Psychology ; RJ Pediatrics