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The role of resilience in assisting the educational connectedness of at-risk youth: A study of service users and non-users

Martin, Andrew J. and Bottrell, Dorothy and Armstrong, Derrick and Mansour, Marianne and Ungar, Michael and Liebenberg, Linda and Collie, Rebecca J. (2015) The role of resilience in assisting the educational connectedness of at-risk youth: A study of service users and non-users. International Journal of Educational Research, 74 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 0883-0355

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    Abstract

    Many at-risk youth utilize support services, including educational, health, correctional, and community/family/youth services. This study investigated young service users and nonusers, resilience, and ‘educational connectedness’ (academic engagement, academic achievement, academic difficulty). Structural equation modeling with 249 young people (M = 16.5 years) showed that service users were lower in educational connectedness, while resilience was positively associated with educational connectedness. There was also evidence that resilience played a moderating or buffering role for service users. Specifically, service users’ negative educational outcomes were attenuated once resilience was entered into modeling and there were significant interactions between service use and resilience such that resilience explained more variance in the educational connectedness of service users than non-service users.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Office of the PVC (R&I)
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 10:52
    Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 11:38
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8537
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