The components of resilience - perceptions of an Australian rural community

Buikstra, Elizabeth and Ross, Helen and King, Christine A. and Baker, Peter G. and Hegney, Desley and McLachlan, Kathryn and Rogers-Clark, Cath (2010) The components of resilience - perceptions of an Australian rural community. Journal of Community Psychology, 38 (8). pp. 975-991. ISSN 0090-4392

Abstract

Resilience, of individuals, is a well-established concept in the psychology/mental health literatures, but has been little explored in relation to communities. Related theory in the community development and social impact assessment literature provides insight into qualities and assets of communities that enable them to develop effectively or to adapt to major changes. This article reports the components of community and individual resilience identified through a participatory action research study within a rural Australian community. There are social networks and support; positive outlook; learning; early experiences; environment and lifestyle; infrasture and support services; sense of purpose; diverse and innovative economy; embracing differences; beliefs; and leadership.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: First published online Nov. 2010. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Ms Annette Nanka
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2011 05:00
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: rural community; rural resilience; resilience
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1002/jcop.20409
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18513

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