Master of Arts
This study investigated resiliency in school youth undergoing the transition to high school. Using the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (Ungar & Liebenberg, 2011), gender and cultural differences in resiliency were examined in senior level elementary school students. Gender differences were not found in global and community resilience scores. Cultural differences could not be investigated in this study because of low statistical power. High school concerns revealed three themes: a) academic concerns; b) social concerns; c) violence concerns. Similarly, high school aspirations revealed three themes: a) academic aspirations; b) social aspirations; c) expansion of world experience. Implications for developing appropriate programs and counselling youth undergoing the transition process, will be discussed along with future directions of study.
Saverimuthu, Diana Chanthury, "Resilience Factors in School Youth: Looking through Gender and Cultural Lenses" (2015). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 2716.