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David LaHuis (Committee Member), Valerie Shalin (Committee Member), Debra Steele-Johnson (Advisor)

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The current study examined the role of motivational and affective factors in resilience effects on the outcomes performance and well-being. Prior research has examined the direct relationships between resilience and outcomes but not the variables through which resilience has beneficial effects on outcomes. The current study examined a path model that addresses the underlying mechanisms (e.g., motivational and affective variables) that explain the beneficial effects of resilience on performance and well-being. Results provided support for a revised path model and evidence of a motivational pathway, an affective pathway, and a more complex pathway that explain how resilience has beneficial effects on performance and well-being. The current study has important implications towards researchers' understanding of how resilience has beneficial effects on important outcomes.

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Department or Program

Department of Psychology

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