Risk factors and protective factors influence an individual's resilience. For this study archival data collected from Rochester Institute of Technology college students were used. Specifically the participants' responses on the 16PF- Adolescent Personality Questionnaire (APQ) Life Difficulties Scale (LDS) were analyzed. After reconfiguring the Life Difficulties Scale using the literature review to analyze the items, results indicated that specific items can be considered risk factors, whereas others can be considered protective factors. Results from this emerging adulthood population did not indicate gender differences in the risk and protective factors.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Resilience (Personality trait); Sex differences; Young adults--Psychology
School Psychology (MS)
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Bezek, Erin, "Gender Differences in Resilience in the Emerging Adulthood Population" (2010). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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