Resilience in the educational system : a meta-analysis of school-based interventions aimed at promoting resilience

Geesen, F.J. (2014) Resilience in the educational system : a meta-analysis of school-based interventions aimed at promoting resilience.

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Abstract:Objectives: The present study investigated the effectiveness of positive school-based interventions aimed at promoting resilience. Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed. By that an update of Meike Van der Linden’s (2012) study was conducted. Results: 19 studies were included in the meta-analysis. An overall effect size of 0.24 on resilience was found, indicating a small effect. Concerning the two subgroups of primary and secondary school students no significant differences in effect sizes were found. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the effects of school-based interventions aimed at resilience are small. Regarding the results against the background of earlier meta-analyses on universal school-based interventions, the results can be interpreted as a confirmation of earlier work. Further, this study is only a first step in the investigation of resilience in the educational context as more has to be done to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of resilience. However, this study gives an outlook on the current state of the art of positive psychology in the educational system and supposes that future research should pursue this way in order to make students more resilient and improve their mental health.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65710
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