Relationship between parental resilience and demographic characteristics
Author(s): Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee, Juri Baruah and Gita Doley
Abstract: Resilience is the ability of an object to withstand tension or compression forces and ultimately resume its original shape. In the domain of social science related to human behavior resilience refers to the personal qualities that enable to thrive in the face of adversity. In the context of family, parental resilience is the ability to gainfully cope with and bounce back from all types of challenges. It is about creatively solving problems, building trusting relationships, maintaining a positive attitude, and seeking help when it is needed. The study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam and 100 adolescents of 14-16 years having both the parents, thus a parents sample of 200 parents were selected as samples by following purposive sampling method under non probability sampling technique. The study aimed at assessing the extent of parental resilience and studying the relationship of parental resilience and demographic characteristics of the parents. Self constructed questionnaire was used to collect the data comprising demographic characteristics and self constructed interview schedule based on Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) was used to assess parental resilience. Results indicated that the majority of the parents (78%) possess average level of parental resilience while 10.5% and 11.5% possess high and low level of resilience respectively. It was also revealed that there is a significant association of the demographic variables -education, occupation and income with parental resilience. Therefore, parental resilience plays an important role in facing daily challenges, solving problems and bouncing back from certain adversities in the family.
Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee, Juri Baruah and Gita Doley. Relationship between parental resilience and demographic characteristics. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 80-88. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2022.v11.i6Sb.12913