Coping and Resilience? When less is more Cover Image

Megküzdés és reziliencia? Amikor a kevesebb több
Coping and Resilience? When less is more

Author(s): Lidia Berszán
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: coping, supported resilience, families with disabled children, resilience supporting model

Summary/Abstract: In 2003-2004 during a research about of the families taking care of disabled children or adults, we have created the criteria of coping successfully. Interpreting through this fi lter the resulting data and the responses a coping profi le has outlined. Ten years later, we repeated the survey and found, that during the interpretation of the data, the coping criteria from the fi rst research is not sustainable. To better understand this phenomenon, we have performed in-depth interviews and we have added a CHIP (Coping Health Inventory For Parents) questionnaire that provides insight to coping behaviors used by parents. Th e results we have obtained further highlighted our suspicion that the factor of successful coping from the fi rst period of facing disabilities has signifi cantly changed through the years. Th is phenomenon can be interpreted not only in terms of the life of individual families, but also shows the overlaps and diff erences between the meaning of the term “coping” and “resilience”, and the professional challenge brought by the supported resilience in the ‚overseeing’ of these families.

  • Issue Year: 13/2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 9-19
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian