The Relationship Between Resilience and Motivation

  • Barbara Resnick


The word “resilience” comes from the Latin word “salire,” which means to spring up and the word “resilire” which means to spring back. Resilience, therefore, refers to the capacity to spring back from a physical, emotional, financial, or social challenge. Being resilient indicates that the individual has the human ability to adapt in the face of tragedy, trauma, adversity, hardship, and ongoing significant life stressors (Newman 2005).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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