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FERNANDES DE ARAUJO, Ludgleydson  and  BERMUDEZ, María de la Paz. Resilience in adults: a theoretical review. Ter Psicol [online]. 2015, vol.33, n.3, pp.257-276. ISSN 0718-4808.

The objective of this study is to make a theoretical review on resilience in adults between the year 2000 and 2011. A search of papers published in the databases Scopus, PsycInfo, Psicodoc, Web of Science and summaries Dialnet and ISOC (Social Sciences and Humanities) was performed. In total, 418 items were found that met the inclusion criteria. We conclude that in the studies published between 200 and 2011 on resilience in adults prevail cross-sectional studies, published in English, quantitative, and using samples from USA. Resilience is related psychological disorders. It is emphasized the need to include resilience in health education programs to improve ways of coping in the context of risk and adversity.

Keywords : adult; resilience; theoretical review.

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