Protective factors and resilience in adolescents: the mediating role of self-regulation

Paulo César Dias*, Irene Cadime

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Abstract

The main goal of this study was to explore the mediating role of self-regulation in the relationship between protective factors and resilience. The sample was composed of 393 adolescents who attended secondary education. Participants were assessed using the Healthy Kids Resilience Assessment to collect information about four protective factors–school, home, community and peer environment–and resilience. Two dimensions of self-regulation–goal setting and impulse control–were assessed using the Short Self-Regulation Questionnaire. The results indicated that home, community and peer environment predicted significantly the levels of resilience of the students. Home environment was the main resilience predictor. Goal setting and impulse control abilities were also predictors of resilience but no evidence was found for a mediating effect of the self-regulation dimensions on the relationship between protective factors and resilience. Results are discussed and implications for prevention from a developmental perspective are presented.

Translated title of the contributionFactores de protección y resiliencia en adolescentes: la autorregulación como variable mediadora
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalPsicologia Educativa
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Mediation
  • Protective factors
  • Resilience
  • Self-regulation

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