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Resilience in young people: the need of the hour

Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry
Swati Bhave,1 Meghana Pradeep,2 Srushti Adsul,2 Anuradha Sovani,3 Jill Mota,2 Yashwant Bhave3


Aim: As part of AACCI’s project on ‘Building Resilience’, a study was conducted to understand resilience, self-esteem, social self-efficacy, self-regulation, and emotional intelligence among adolescents and young adults. Methods: The current study aimed to determine the inter-relationships between the 5 scales: 1) Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28), 2) Social Self-Efficacy Scale (SSES), 3) Schutte’s Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS), 4) Adolescent Self-Regulation Inventory (ASRI) and 5) Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale (RSES). The 5 scales were administered to (n = 354) college girls from a women’s college in Delhi. The data were analysed using the IBM SPSS Software Version 29.0.0. Correlation was conducted and Pearson’s correlation co-efficient was obtained in these results. Results: Results showed resilience was positively correlated with social self-efficacy (r=0.48, p<0.001), emotional intelligence (r=0.37, p<0.001) and self-regulation (r= 0.34, p< 0.001). Resilience was negatively correlated with self-esteem (r=- 0.15, p<0.20). When we studied the interrelationships between variables, we found that self- regulation has a positive correlation with emotional intelligence (r=0.47, p<0.001) and with social self-efficacy (r=0.42, p<0.001). We also found that selfesteem has a negative correlation with social self-efficacy (r=-0.18, p<0.004). Conclusion: We can conclude that to build resilience we must build social self-efficacy, emotional intelligence and self-regulation. More research can be done to study resilience and self-esteem, especially among females.


resilience, social self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-regulation, emotional intelligence