Analysis of the Studies in the Field of Resilience Published in Turkey

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The aim of this study is to investigate  studies explored resilience, which have been published from 2004 to 2014 as thesis/ dissertations and articles in indexed journals in Ulakbim National Database in Turkey. As a qualitative investigation, this study used document analysis method. Fiftysix  (56) thesis/ dissertations and 21 research articles were examined. The results of this study show that the majority of research on resilience was conducted between 2010 and2014, there are differences in Turkish terms to describe “resilience”. In additionit has been found that majority of the studies has not included the risk factors. The results also showed that survey research method was used commonly with samples of adolescents, college students and adults.

Keywords: Resilience, risk factors, research