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South African Journal of Education

versão On-line ISSN 2076-3433
versão impressa ISSN 0256-0100

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MAMPANE, Motlalepule Ruth. Factors contributing to the resilience of middle-adolescents in a South African township: insights from a resilience questionnaire. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.4, pp.1-11. ISSN 2076-3433.

Factors that contribute to resilience are key to the positive development of youths, and knowledge of such factors is essential for promoting resilience in schools through both policy and practice. This study reports on the results of an item and factor analysis of the Resilience Questionnaire for Middle-adolescents in Township Schools (R-MATS) that was used to survey 291 Grade 9 middle-adolescent learners from two black-only township secondary schools. The majority of respondents indicated an overall sense of contending with various stressors, especially the exposure to violence, and academic challenges. Respondents attributed their buoyancy to individual and environmental factors, such as self-confidence, an internal locus of control, a tough personality, commitment, being achievement-oriented, as well as positive identification of and access to social support.

Palavras-chave : middle-adolescence; resilience questionnaire; resilient; R-MATS; township school.

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