Development of insight: A key resilience factor?


Monday January 0001

IT IS OFTEN SAID 'WHAT EVER DOESN'T KILL US ONLY MAKE US STRONGER'. BUT HOW CAN WE ENSURE GROWTH AND RESILIENCE AFTER EXPOSURE TO STRESSORS AT WORK?

While exposures to demands are normally considered to drain personal resources and threaten well-being, some people experience growth and development from stressful experiences and which foster adaptations in human functioning that help individuals cope better with subsequent bouts of adversity.


Dr Monique Crane and the resilience team have previously demonstrated that resilience and positive adaption can be developed as a consequence of exposure to workplace demands. Yet, what causes some people to experience positive growth as a consequence of adversity is a bit of a mystery. This research seeks to investigate some of the factors that may help people to develop resilience and personal strength after exposure to adversity.

 

In our systematic reflection model of resilience through stressor exposure we suggest that adversity can be a resilience-building opportunity when an individual is trained to engage in appropriate systematic reflection practices. 

 

The overarching aim of the proposed research is to examine the mechanisms that allow employees to experience positive growth and development as a consequence of exposure to stressors and adverse events.

 

IF YOUR ORGANISATION WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS LEADING RESILIENCE RESEARCH PLEASE CONTACT US VIA OUR CONTACT PAGE.