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OR26-36-3

Social support in resilience development process of disadvantaged undergraduate students

[Speaker] Wang, Ping:1
[Co-author] Liu, Dianzhi:1
1:Soochow University (China (People's Republic of China))

Objective: To explore the role of social support in the resilience development process of disadvantaged students. Methods: 70 disadvantaged and resilient undergraduates volunteered to take part in this research. They were interviewed with a semi-structural plan. The interview data were collected and analysed by qualitative methodology. Results: 1) The number and quality of friends are the important factors to their resilience development. Disadvantaged undergraduates who have more friends to provide more effective support are more resilient; 2) Disadvantaged undergraduates who have positive cognition of social support have a more influent process of resilience development; 3) Disadvantaged undergraduates who have more effective experience of social support have an easier process of resilience development. Conclusion: Immediate, available and effective social support, positive cognition of social support and effective experience of social support can promote the resilience development of undergraduate students.
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