What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Violence-Resilience in adolescence
Wassilis Kassis, Universität Osnabrück
Sibylle Artz, University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 2B2 Type mismatch in parameter or wrong alpha code.
Especially Affected Children and Youth → Workshop F1
Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013
14.00 - 15.30
Questionnaire data from a sample of 5,149 middle-school students from four EU-countries (Austria, Germany, Slovenia, and Spain) was used to explore the effects of family violence on adolescents. We used variance analysis to compare the the characteristics of students without family violence experiences and students who remained resilient (non-violent/non-depressive)despite being subjected to family violence.
Our results indicate that a positive resilience status is not a sufficient indicator for positive development. Resilient students showed significantly higher levels of social and personal risks and lower levels of social and personal protective characteristics than students without family violence experiences.
Additionally we were able to confirm the hypothesis, that despite having a positive resilience status, the higher the experienced level of violence family was, the higher the risk characteristics and the lower the protective characteristics of the resilient students were.