The major finding of this study is that connection to the land, which is strongly embedded in the literature on Indigenous peoples and acknowledged as part of Indigenous culture and cosmology, may also be a factor that enhances the resilience of non-Indigenous people who have built up a relationship with the land over time.
A participatory action research design was chosen for this study which aimed to identify individual and community resilience factors in a community. Individuals identified by a network of community service providers as being particularly resilient The article continues to report on the factors identified that impact on the individual resilience of rural people.
Analysis of the qualitative data surrounding individual resilience revealed several themes: These are social networks and support; positive outlook; learning; early experiences; environment and lifestyle; infrastructure and support services; sense of purpose; diverse and innovative economy; embracing differences; beliefs; and leadership.
Related theory in the community development and social impact assessment literature provides insight into qualities and assets of communities that enable them to develop effectively or to adapt to major changes. This article reports the components of community and individual resilience identified through a participatory action research study within a rural Australian community.
The findings extend from previous research by recognizing environmental and economic factors, infrastructure and support services, as enhancing resilience, and expand the limited evidence base for those wishing to promote resilience at the community scale.
These components entail interactions between individuals, the community, infrastructure, the environment and the economy in the process of building resilience.
The study recognized that not all members of the community were resilient; clearly there are more and less resilient groups within this community. Phase 3 involved the design, trailing, and evaluation by community members of the resilience toolkit based on resilience concepts identified in phase 2.
A focus in the project was to identify vulnerable as well as resilient elements in individuals and the community, with an emphasis on identifying and then using existing individual, group and community resilience as standards for those who are less resilient.
Additionally, it was acknowledged that resilience was not a steady state within an individual. The purpose of the study was to develop, implement and evaluate a model that brings increased psychological wellness in rural people and communities.
The break down added up to eleven major concepts identified: The study is being undertaken in three phases. The extent of this connection and its impact on individual and community resilience was, however, not established in this study, but should also be a major focus of future research.
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Helen Ross, Elizabeth Buikstra, Peter Baker, Dr Christine King, Kathryn Mclachlan, Cath Rogers-Clark, Desley Hegney In the article “The Components of Resilience – Perceptions of an Australian Rural Community” reports the results of a study into community and individual resilience in rural Australians.
The components of resilience—Perceptions of an Australian rural community This study was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Abstract. Resilience, of individuals, is a well-established concept in the psychology/mental health literatures, but has been little explored in.
Resilience, of individuals, is a well‐established concept in the psychology/mental health literatures, but has been little explored in relation to communities. The components of resilience - perceptions of an Australian rural community Buikstra, Elizabeth and Ross, Helen and King, Christine A.
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