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Kuftyak E.V. The study of family resilience under difficult situations

Full text in Russian: Куфтяк Е.В. Исследование устойчивости семьи при воздействии трудностей
The Nekrasov Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia

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The theoretical review of notion of resilience in psychology is presented. Different approaches to studying family resilience are analyzed individually. The analysis of ways in which families achieve resilience in different life situations (e.g. standard difficult life situations, stressful situation of “special” parenthood) is given. The study sample included 116 families with children. The model of family resilience evolution including coping with the situation and family functionality recovery was developed. Recovery factors involved in family reversion to its functional state in crisis situations are identified and described.

Keywords: resilience, family resilience, coping, coping behavior, families with children, chronic stress, recovery factors


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, projects 09-06-00453а.

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Received 10 October 2010. Date of publication: 20 December 2010.

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Kuftyak Elena V. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Special Psychology, The Nekrasov Kostroma State University, ul. 1 Maya, 14, 156001 Kostroma, Russia.
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Kuftyak, E. V. (2010). The study of family resilience under difficult situations. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 6(14). Retrieved from 0421000116/0053. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Kuftyak E.V. The study of family resilience under difficult situations [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2010. N 6(14). URL: (date of access: 0421000116/0053. [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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