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Promoting resilience in adolescents: A new social identity benefits those who need it most

Koni, Elizabeth; Moradi, Saleh; Arahanga-Doyle, Hitaua; Neha, Tia; Hayhurst, Jillian G; Boyes, Mike; Cruwys, Tegan; Hunter, John A; Scarf, Damian

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The Social Identity Approach to Health holds that groups provide us with a sense of meaning and belonging, and that these identity processes have a significant positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Typically, research drawing from the social identity approach with adolescents has focused on the benefits of existing group memberships. Here, using a sail-training intervention, we investigated the impact of providing adolescents with a new group (i.e., a new social identity) on...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKoni, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorMoradi, Saleh
dc.contributor.authorArahanga-Doyle, Hitaua
dc.contributor.authorNeha, Tia
dc.contributor.authorHayhurst, Jillian G
dc.contributor.authorBoyes, Mike
dc.contributor.authorCruwys, Tegan
dc.contributor.authorHunter, John A
dc.contributor.authorScarf, Damian
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-04T23:24:33Z
dc.date.available2019-03-04T23:24:33Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/156916
dc.description.abstractThe Social Identity Approach to Health holds that groups provide us with a sense of meaning and belonging, and that these identity processes have a significant positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Typically, research drawing from the social identity approach with adolescents has focused on the benefits of existing group memberships. Here, using a sail-training intervention, we investigated the impact of providing adolescents with a new group (i.e., a new social identity) on psychological resilience. Across two studies, we demonstrate the benefits of a new social identity, in terms of increases in psychological resilience, flow predominantly to those adolescents who report the lowest levels of resilience at the start of the voyage. We discuss our findings in relation to the social identity approach and adolescent identity development more generally.
dc.format11 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.rights© 2019 Koni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.sourcePloS one
dc.subjectSocial Identity Approach
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjecthealth
dc.subjectwellbeing
dc.subjectadolescents
dc.subjectresilience
dc.titlePromoting resilience in adolescents: A new social identity benefits those who need it most
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume14
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-12-22
dc.date.issued2019-01-10
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3102795xPUB609
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.plos.org/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationCruwys, Tegan, School of Psychology, CHM Research School of Psychology, The Australian National University
local.identifier.essn1932-6203
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpagee0210521
local.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0210521
dcterms.accessRightsOpen access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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