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Reconceptualising resilience : a guide to theory and practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, Frederik Jacobus Albertus, 1946- Louw, Penelope Lee Kokot en 2015-01-23T04:24:58Z 2015-01-23T04:24:58Z 1999-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Louw, Penelope Lee Kokot (1999) Reconceptualising resilience : a guide to theory and practice, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract How people survive and thrive through adversity is a question which has prompted much research. There is little agreement on the definition of resilience beyond the basic idea of "bouncing back", resulting in many studies which offer contradictory and confusing information. This study sought to organise the literature into broad conceptual categories, and attempted to explain some of the differences in definitions and research methods at the level of paradigm. A need to reconceptualise resilience was identified and undertaken in view of input from ecosystemic, cybernetic and postmodem paradigms. Attention was given especially to the role oflanguage, meaning and description, and the role of the observer/researcher in such a reconceptualisation. Guidelines were offered for approaching research in future. Finally, the context of the researcher was examined in an attempt at self-reflexivity as part of the process of research as proposed in the reconceptualisation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (105 leaves) en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject Conceptual study en
dc.subject Ecosystemic approach en
dc.subject Postmodernism en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Self-reflexivity en
dc.subject Family therapy en
dc.subject.ddc 155.2 en
dc.subject.lcsh Personality en
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait) en
dc.subject.lcsh Family psychotherapy en
dc.subject.lcsh Conceptualism en
dc.title Reconceptualising resilience : a guide to theory and practice en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Clinical Psychology) en

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