Embedding resilience within the tertiary curriculum: A feasibility study

Stallman, Helen M. (2011) Embedding resilience within the tertiary curriculum: A feasibility study. Higher Education Research and Development, 30 2: 121-133. doi:10.1080/07294360.2010.509763

Author Stallman, Helen M.
Title Embedding resilience within the tertiary curriculum: A feasibility study
Journal name Higher Education Research and Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8366
Publication date 2011-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07294360.2010.509763
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 121
End page 133
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Mental health problems can significantly impact on the ability of university students to both meet their individual potential and contribute positively within society. This study evaluates the feasibility of embedding a strength‐focused resilience‐building seminar within a university curriculum. Participants were 247 students enrolled in an undergraduate psychology subject. The Staying on Track seminar, consisting of six building blocks for resilience, was delivered within a normal lecture period. Students completed post‐measures on satisfaction and usefulness, as well as follow‐up reflective journals entries noting changes made as a result of seminar participation. The seminar received high scores for satisfaction and 90% of students reported at least one of the six building blocks as being useful to them. Satisfaction also translated into self‐reported positive behaviour change for many students. Implications for the role of curriculum‐based resilience‐building programs within universities are discussed.
Keyword College students
Mental health
University students
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 10 Oct 2011, 14:29:40 EST by Sheila Cleary on behalf of Psychiatry - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital