Stories of resilience of young adults
Siemens, Audrey J.
Assisting young people in becoming resilient is the topic of much research in the education community. My research utilised the life stories of four participants and sought to understand their experiences in their attainment of resiliency. Their personal accounts offered a unique perspective. Attachment Theory, Locus of Control Theory and Self-Efficacy Theory has much to offer the topic of resiliency and support the findings of my study. Results indicate that each of the participants had secure attachments, an internal locus of control and a strong personal self-efficacy. Optimism and hardiness were evident as each participant spoke about the process of attaining resiliency. Insights as to how educators can utilise the findings of this research and promote resilience were also addressed.
narrative inquiry, narrative scripts