|Title||More than 'just coping': the antecedents and dynamics of resilience in a qualitative longitudinal study|
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.
|Journal||Social Policy and Society|
|Journal citation||8 (1), pp. 115-125|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1017/S1474746408004636|