American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Community and National Resilience and Quality of Life: A Preliminary Cross-Cultural Study
Shaul Kimhi, Ph.D; Merle Parmak, Ph.D; Helen Boon, Ph.D; Kalliolpi Sapountzaki, Ph.D; Arnold Groh, Ph.D; Saskia Ryan, MSc

The present paper presents a preliminary cross-cultural study examining perceived community and national resilience, as well as resilience promoting and risk factors. The study included student samples from five countries: Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Israel and Greece (N=1022). Results indicated the following: (a) National and community resilience significantly and positively correlated with the Human Development Index (HDI) for the whole sample. (c) National and community resilience, well-being, sense of danger and distress symptoms differ significantly among the five countries (d) Path analysis revealed that HDI significantly mediated the association between the three predictors and national and community resilience.

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