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Resilience in Undergraduate Social Work Students: Social Support and Adjustment to Academic Stress

Wilks S, Spivey C ...see all

Social Work Education: The International Journal (2009) Published by Routledge

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The purpose of this exploratory study was to analyze the relationship between academic stress and resilience in American, undergraduate social work students (N = 145), and to identify whether social support functioned as a protective factor amid this relationship. Testing social support within models of mediation and moderation served this purpose. Surveys were submitted to three social work programs and solicited empirical data on academic stress; social support and two subsystems, family and friend support; and perceived resilience. The sample reported moderate levels of academic stress, social support, and resilience. Academic stress significantly (p 

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  • Scott E Wilks

  • Christina A Spivey

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