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ROOKE, Mayse Itagiba. Conceptual and methodological aspects of psychological resilience: an analysis of Brazilian scientific production. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp. 671-687. ISSN 1808-4281.

Studies on the psychological resilience are frequent in the Brazilian scientific production. In general, discussions about this construct enphasizes the positive adaptation processes as responses facing significant adversity. This study aims to present an overview of scientific studies on the psychological resilience at the national level based on the analysis of articles indexed in the Lilacs and SciELO databases from 1970 to 2014. Were found 89 articles, 47 empirical studies and 42 theoretical research, many of them focusing on individual resilience (n= 75; 84,3%). In addition, it was observed that the studies uses mainly qualitative methods approach, specifically cross and descriptive with few participants and use usually only one tool in data collection, the interview. With regard to the matters investigated, most of the work is on the 'resilience and adversity' (n= 38; 42,7%). It was found that resilience lacks an agreed definition and an established empirical tradition, emphasizing the importance of works like this to the researches.

Keywords : psychological resilience; scientific research.

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