...Not drowning, waving. Resilience and university: a student perspective.

Holdsworth, S, Turner, M and Scott-Young, C 2018, '...Not drowning, waving. Resilience and university: a student perspective.', Studies in Higher Education, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 1837-1853.

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Collection: Journal Articles

Title ...Not drowning, waving. Resilience and university: a student perspective.
Author(s) Holdsworth, S
Turner, M
Scott-Young, C
Year 2018
Journal name Studies in Higher Education
Volume number 43
Issue number 11
Start page 1837
End page 1853
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Constant change and stress in the workplace require workers with resilience. Universities have a key role to play in developing this vital capability. Past research has measured levels of university student resilience, but little is known about resilience from the learner's perspective. This semi-structured interview study of 38 undergraduate and postgraduate students gives voice to the students' own understanding of resilience, strategies which they use to develop their resilience, and how universities can support the development of student resilience. Thematic analysis revealed that students differed in the way they conceptualised resilience according to their year of study and life experience. Maintaining perspective, staying healthy, and developing support networks were identified as key attributes linked to resilience. Findings provide insights into the resilience needs and capabilities of the learning community, and suggest strategies which universities can implement to support resilience development.
Subject Building Science and Techniques
Keyword(s) Academic resilience
university students
building capability
DOI - identifier 10.1080/03075079.2017.1284193
Copyright notice © 2017 Society for Research into Higher Education
ISSN 0307-5079
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