Resilience at Work

Brianna Barker Caza and Laurie P. Milton

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199734610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Resilience at Work

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Building on and extending beyond current definitions, we define resilience at work as a positive developmental trajectory characterized by demonstrated competence in the face of, and professional growth after, experiences of adversity in the workplace. In this chapter, we review, consider, and comment on the research history, nature, and consequences of resilience at work; share our perspective on resilience at work and situate this in current debate; and identify promising directions for future research. Our primary objective is to stimulate a productive conversation about resilience at work in ways that enable our research community to advance this important area of inquiry.

Keywords: Keywords; Resilience; stress; coping; identity

Article.  10092 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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