Relationships between Resilience Factors and Controllable/Uncontrollable Life Stressors

[Speaker] Kaminishi, Yuki:1
[Co-author] Sato, Suguru:1
1:Doshisha University (Japan)

The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between resilience factors and controllable/uncontrollable life stressors. The Bidimensional Resilience Scale (BRS) and the Stress Self-Rating Scale for University Students (SSRS) were administered to 285 (102 males, 183 females;average age 20.08 years) university students. Each subscale of the BRS was not correlated with the number of experienced life stressors. Multiple regression analyses were carried out to predict each subscale of the BRS based on the stress responses to controllable/uncontrollable life stressors. The results showed that "optimism" (an innate factor) and "self-understanding" (an acquired factor) indicated significant negative standardized partial regression coefficient. Standardized partial regression coefficient of "optimism" was higher in controllable life stressors, however, that of "self-understanding" was higher in uncontrollable life stressors. The results suggested that an effective resilience factor could vary according to characteristics of life stressors.
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