Resilience and academic achievement among adolescents

Deb, Amrita and Arora, M (2012) Resilience and academic achievement among adolescents. Journal- Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, 38 (1). pp. 93-101. ISSN 0019-4247

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This investigation is an attempt to study resilience in adolescents preparing for Engineering/Medical Entrance Examinations. It is a part of another research investigation on resilience in which 200 adolescents (mean age=18.36) experiencing high academic adversity were chosen from a larger group of 566. This was done by selection of those adolescents who scored above Q3 on the Academic Adversity Scale, developed during the research work. In the present investigation, the resilience of these 200 adolescents was assessed through administration of the Mampane Resilience Scale. The sample was divided into high resilience (HR) and low resilience (LR) groups through a median split of the resilience scores. The academic performance of HR and LR groups as well as HR males and HR females was compared. Finally an attempt was made to find out if resilience scores could predict academic success; the criteria for success being selection to one's target institute for higher education. The results revealed that individuals reporting high resilience showed better academic performance as compared to those perceiving themselves to be low on resilience. Males scored higher on resilience and performed better in competitive examinations than females did. A major finding of this study was that the chances of HR adolescents being successful in competitive examinations was found to be 120% greater than that of LR adolescents. Future researches are required to understand better, the role of resilience in academic performance which in turn may help adolescents to navigate through important educational transitional points in their lives.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic achievement; Academic adversity; Adolescents; Resilience
Subjects: Arts > Liberal arts
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Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
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