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dc.contributor.authorReynolds, FA-
dc.contributor.authorMoran, J-
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T13:23:05Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-21T13:23:05Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Youth Studies, 13(3), 273 - 290, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn1367-6261-
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13676260903520886en
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/8733-
dc.descriptionThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Youth Studies, 13(3), 273 - 290, 2010 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13676260903520886.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis phenomenological study explored young women's accounts of building resilience following chains of adverse life experiences in adolescence. Six participants were interviewed, aged 20–25 years. Most had, or were receiving, a university education. They described their recovery from adversity as starting with certain pivotal moments, followed by both short-term and longer-term strategies. Short-term strategies tended to offer respite from distress and emotional comfort, increased clarity about their experiences and social affirmation. Recovery involved gaining new perspectives on their adverse situation and recovering a positive self-image through three longer-term strategies. These involved making visible progress in their education, rebuilding relationships with family and friends, and participating in the ‘normalizing’ activities and developmental projects of adolescence. Participants believed that they were stronger and more compassionate although positive achievements co-existed with some regrets. Most perceived the adversity as catalyzing personal growth. These accounts of resilience revealed the complex psychosocial processes and resources available to some adolescents.en_US
dc.languageEnglish-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectSelf-esteemen_US
dc.subjectTransitionen_US
dc.subjectYoung adulthooden_US
dc.subjectResilienceen_US
dc.title'They're battle scars, I wear them well': A phenomenological exploration of young women's experiences of building resilience following adversity in adolescenceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676260903520886-
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