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How does apprentice resilience work?

Schwarze, J. and Wosnitza, M. (2018) How does apprentice resilience work? In: Wosnitza, M., Peixoto, F., Beltman, S. and Mansfield, C., (eds.) Resilience in Education. Springer, pp. 35-51.

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Researchers in the field of educational sciences have realised the necessity to understand and enhance resilience in educational settings in order to improve the quality of life for all persons involved in educational processes and consequently improve learning processes. Various definitions and conceptualisations of resilience exist (e.g., on teachers or college students); however, despite evidence of alarming high dropout rates and occupational stress in some apprentice occupations, a dearth of research exists with regard to their resilience. This chapter aims to contribute to resilience research by first presenting, based on appraisal theory, a generic process model of resilience, which is influenced by internal and external resources. This process is embedded in a context model, as context and resilience processes are interrelated, further creating specific resilience processes. The generic model is applied to the German vocational education context using a specific case from research in a vocational setting.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
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