Measuring resilience as an education outcome


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Author: Patry, Danielle; Ford, Reuben


Whether it be the ability to cope, bounce back from adversity or navigate challenge, resilience in students could increase the chances of their academic success. This study finds that resilience, as with other transferable skills such as initiative and teamwork, could be acquired or enhanced as part of educational programs. The authors reviewed 17 measures, all self-report scales that captured subjective or perceived resilience targeting older adolescents, young adults and adults. Of those, they identified five measures as the most promising for further consideration in the context of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Outcomes; Students; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Measurement; Student behaviour; Educational indicator; Academic achievement; Attitude; Learning experience; Transferable skill; Interpersonal competence

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Toronto, Ontario: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2016

Physical description: 48 p. (report) + [12] p. (appendix)

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 125.480

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