Using a multidimensional measure of resilience to explain life satisfaction and academic achievement of adults with reading difficulties

Holly L. Stack-Cutler*, Rauno K. Parrila, Minna Torppa

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Abstract

We assessed the impact of intrapersonal and interpersonal resilience, persistence, and number of difficulties in addition to reading problems on life satisfaction (general, social, and self) and academic achievement. A total of 120 adults with reading difficulties who either were completing a university degree or were recent graduates responded to an in-lab or online survey. Results indicated that intrapersonal resilience correlated positively with interpersonal resilience and persistence, and both resilience factors were negatively associated with number of difficulties. Using structural equation modeling, intrapersonal resilience explained general satisfaction, intrapersonal resilience and number of difficulties explained self satisfaction, and interpersonal resilience explained social satisfaction. Academic achievement did not correlate with any of the included variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-657
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • life satisfaction
  • reading difficulties
  • resilience

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