Resilience and Depressive Symptoms in Thai Adolescents
Keywords:Resilience, Thai Adolescence, Depression
Resilience and depressive symptoms are important in Thai adolescents as they are related to suicide. Recent research confirm that resilience has negative association with depressive symptoms. Several researchers tried to foster resilience in adolescents, since they believe that it is one of the best ways to prevent depressive symptoms. The purpose of this academic paper is to explain resilience and depressive symptoms in Thai adolescents. Literature from researchers in both Thailand and Western countries were reviewed. Resilience, a transcultural concept, is defined as the ability of individuals to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or event; towithstand adversity and bounce back and grow despite life's downturns with good experience, determination, courage, flexibility, good mental health, and social competency in dealing with similar or more challenging experiences. In summary, resilience consists of three factors, namely individual, family, and social environment. Resilience has been associated with depression, self-esteem, negative thinking, and family relationships.
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