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COVID-19: Immediate Predictors of Individual Resilience

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Tulane School of Social Work, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Department of Social Work, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9301, South Africa
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Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Sustainability 2020, 12(16), 6495; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12166495
Received: 16 July 2020 / Revised: 4 August 2020 / Accepted: 5 August 2020 / Published: 12 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Socioecology of Disasters and Infectious Disease)
COVID-19 is a pandemic event not seen in a century. This research aims to determine important predictors of resilience towards the COVID 19/Coronavirus Pandemic. This study uses a cross-sectional design, with purposive snowball sampling, for primary survey data collected over 10 weeks starting the first week in April 2020. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire on demographics and behavioral factors. Resilience was assessed using the 10-item Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale and perceived stress was assessed using the 10-item Perceived Stress Scale. 374 adults participated in the survey. OLS regression was performed to determine key associations among demographic variables, resilience measures, and perceived stress brought on by COVID-19. Age and education were statistically significantly positively associated with resilience, while English as a second language was significantly negatively associated. Participants who reported needing help from family and neighbors, total number of days in lockdown, and higher perceived stress were all significantly negatively associated with resilience. This study adds to immediate predictors of individual resilience to the ongoing infectious disease catastrophe created by the COVID-19 pandemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilience; social vulnerability; COVID-19; disasters; infectious disease resilience; social vulnerability; COVID-19; disasters; infectious disease
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Ferreira, R.J.; Buttell, F.; Cannon, C. COVID-19: Immediate Predictors of Individual Resilience. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6495.

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