(2016) The Relationship Between Resilience and Academic Success Among Bermuda Foster Care Adolescents

The primary goal of this study was to explore whether individual resiliency factors measured by the Resilience Scale (RS) influence academic success for Bermudian foster care adolescents, a population previously unstudied in the literature. Results revealed a statistically significant positive relationship between resiliency and reading achievement but no relationship between resiliency and GPA and resiliency and math achievement.

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(2012) Does Emotional Resilience Enhance Foster Placement Stability? A Qualitative Investigation

Three potential underlying constructs, namely emotional resilience, interpersonal characteristics and external factors, were found to emerge from the data and identified as likely to influence foster placement outcomes. These data provide a springboard for further quantitative investigation with the potential to screen prospective carers to identify those best suited to “difficult” placements in order to maximise success for the benefit of all concerned.

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