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

Davidson, R. 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.

TitleMore than 'just coping': the antecedents and dynamics of resilience in a qualitative longitudinal study
AuthorsDavidson, R.
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.

JournalSocial Policy and Society
Journal citation8 (1), pp. 115-125
ISSN1474-7464
YearJan 2009
PublisherCambridge University Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1017/S1474746408004636
Publication dates
PublishedJan 2009

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