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Title:Telling stories and adding scores: measuring resilience in young children affected by maternal HIV and AIDS
Editor:Ebersöhn, LieselISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:African Journal of AIDS Research (ISSN 1727-9445)
Volume:14
Issue:3
Pages:219-227
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:AIDS
children
psychology
psychological research
External link:https://doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2015.1052822
Abstract:This article demonstrates how a concurrent mixed method design assisted cross-cultural comparison and ecological descriptions of resilience in young South African children, as well as validated alternative ways to measure resilience in young children. In a longitudinal randomised control trial, which investigated psychological resilience in mothers and children affected by HIV/AIDS, teh authors combined a qualitative projective story-telling technique (Düss Fable) with quantitative data (Child Behaviour Checklist). The children mostly displayed adaptive resilience-related behaviours, although maladaptive behaviours were present. Participating children use internal (resolve/agency, positive future expectations, emotional intelligence) and external protective resources (material resources, positive institutions) to mediate adaptation. Children's maladaptive behaviours were exacerbated by internal (limited problem-solving skills, negative emotions) and external risk factors (chronic and cumulative adversity). Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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