1st Edition

Emotion, Well-Being, and Resilience Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Applications

Edited By Rabindra Kumar Pradhan, Updesh Kumar Copyright 2021
    532 Pages 8 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    532 Pages 8 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    532 Pages 8 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This important new volume discusses the role of emotion, resilience, and well-being in many contexts of human life, including home, school, and workplace. Leading researchers and academicians from around the world and from various fields—such as health, education, information and technology, military, and manufacturing—explore the theoretical and practical implications of many studies in this area. They present new concepts, models, and knowledge for practical applications that address challenges to well-being. The volume also considers the roles of several other influencing factors, such as emotional intelligence, performance, productivity, and employee’s health and happiness.

    The book’s editors state that, “At this juncture of human and technological development, when artificial intelligence and automation are slowly taking over the world, holding on to the study of emotions, well-being, and resilience has become imperative, as these influence sustainable performances and growth by individuals as well as organizations.”

    Section 1: Emotion, Well-Being, And Resilience In Clinical And Counseling

    1. Stress, Coping, and Resilience

    Rachel N. Ward et al.

    2. Resilience and Reducing Self-Destructive Behaviors

    Bruce Bongar et al.

    3. Resilience and Mental Health

    Amanda Wallick et al.

    4. Cherishing and Psychological Well-Being: Some Empirical Observations

    Pratishtha Bhattacharyya and Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

    5. Social Support and Emotion Regulation as Predictors of Well-Being

    Meera Padhy and Padiri Ruth Angiel

    6. The Role of Perceived Hope in Harmony in Life among Czech and South African Adults

    Alena Slezackova, Tharina Guse, and Tomas Prosek

    7. Difficulties in Emotion Regulation as a Barrier to Resilience: Therapeutic Implications

    Parwinder Singh

    8. Assessment of Coping with Stress: A Short Version of a Coping Strategy Indicator (CSI) in Peruvian Adults

    César Merino-Soto and Arturo Juárez-García

    9. Are You Satisfied with Your Care? A Study to Examine the Predictors of Indian Cancer Patients’ Satisfaction with Their Medical Consultation

    Shweta Chawak and Mahati Chittem

    10. Self-Efficacy and Resilience: Correlates of Happiness and Well-Being among Children with Disability

    Swati Patra

    11. Resilience, Coping, and Chronic Illnesses

    Manisha Sawhney and Julijana Nevland

    12. Resilience and Suicide Risk

    Renata Sargon et al.

    Section 2: Resilience and Well-Being In Home, School, Community, And Sports Environment

    13. Systemic Analysis of Family Resilience

    Alexander V. Makhnach and Anna I. Laktionova

    14. Resilience and Successful Aging in the Elderly: Exploring the Indian Scenario

    Shubhangi Goswami and Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

    15. Making of a Resilient Student: Tracing Challenges and Interventions

    Samridhi Ahuja, Ayesha Saha, and Updesh Kumar

    16. Teachers’ Resilience: An Empirical Investigation Based on Demographic Profiles

    G. N. Sumathi, R. Arthi, and Feba Thomas

    17. Community Resilience and Place Identity

    Jhuma Mukhopadhyay and Shubhangi Goswami

    18. Resilience and Well-Being in Sports

    Mohita Junnarkar, Sanjeev P. Sahni, and Shivjot Gill

    Section 3: Emotion, Resilience, And Well-Being In Work And Organizations

    19. Positive Emotions in the Workplace

    Archana and Updesh Kumar

    20. Navigating Through the Thunderstorm: A Theoretical Understanding of Leadership Resilience in the Workplace

    Surendra Kumar Sia and K. Alphonsa Jose

    21. Promoting Workplace Health: A Positive Occupational Health Psychology Perspective

    Aishwarya Jaiswal, Yogesh Kumar Arya, and Tushar Singh

    22. Examining the Link among Work-Life Balance, Psychological Capital, and Life Satisfaction: A Spillover-Crossover Model

    Nidhi Bansal and Upasna A Agarwal

    23. Validation of Resilience at Work (RAW) Scale: An Insight from an Indian Sample

    Pooja Garg and Han Ki-soon

    24. Can Meaningful Work Mitigate the Impact of Technostress Creators? Evidence from India

    Monalisa Mahapatra, Surya Prakash Pati, and Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

    25. Employee Well-Being: Determinants and Consequences

    Lopamudra Hati and Rabindra Kumar Pradhan

    Section 4: Resilience in An Extreme Environment

    26. Resilient Adaptation to Stressful Situations in the Military: Role of Psychological Flexibility

    Swati Mukherjee and Updesh Kumar

    27. Psychological Resources of Resilience to Terrorist Threat

    Nadezhda N. Kazymova, Julia V. Bykhovets, and Nadezhda V. Tarabrina

    28. Symbolic Convergence Theory within ISIS How Group Fantasies Make Recruits More Resilient for Upholding Islamist Terrorism

    Catalina Udani and Jonathan Matusitz

    29. Post-Traumatic Growth: Positive Transformation beyond Resilience

    N. D. S. Naga Seema

    30. Post-Traumatic Growth Following the Transition to Motherhood: Investigating the Role of Social Support

    Jillian M. Millar and Julie Ann Pooley

    31. The Utility of Adventure Programs for the Development of Resilience and Related Constructs in Adolescent, Corporate, and Clinical Contexts

    Conard S. Zygmont, Anthony Vernon Naidoo, and Peter Snyman


    Rabindra Kumar Pradhan, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Resources in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He has more than 20 years of research and teaching experience. He has published numerous papers and book chapters and has edited several books in the area of emotional intelligence, human resources management, and training and development.

    Updesh Kumar, PhD, is Scientist ‘G’ and Head of the Mental Health Division at the Defense Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) of the R & D Organization (DRDO) of the Ministry of Defense, Delhi, India. He specializes in the area of military psychology, personality assessment, suicidal behavior, health psychology, and test development for the selection of officers for the Indian Armed Forces (Personality Tests and Intelligence Tests).

    <b><i>"[The editors] have done a stellar job in inviting a distinguished group of international scholars to contribute 31 chapters that comprehensively cover the basic aspects of this topic, making it a ‘must read’ in the area resilience for theorists, researchers and practitioners in the field of positive psychology."</b></i>
    —From the Foreword by Reuven Bar-On, PhD, Author of the <i>Emotional Quotient Inventory </i>and the <i>Multifactor Measure of Performance </i>

    <b><i>"An extraordinary collection of 31 chapters divided among four sections that cover extraordinary yet vital topics written by experts throughout the world that focus on practical applications for increasing well-being. Thus, advances measuring and managing stress, coping, hardiness, resilience, social support, emotions, hope, self-efficacy, suicide risk, fear, family well-being, community well-being, positive emotion, workplace well-being, stressors, military service member well-being, posttraumatic growth, and adventure programs. This book is nearly an encyclopedia of well-being that focuses on emotion and resilience."</b></i>
    —Charles R. Figley, PhD, Paul Henry Kurzweg Chair in Disaster Mental Health and Distinguished Professor, Tulane University, and Director of the Traumatology Institute, New Orleans, USA

    <b><i>"This comprehensive collection of empirical and theoretical chapters critically examines the concepts of resilience and well-being from both a varied developmental (child, adolescent, adult, and elderly) and cross-cultural perspectives. Included are studies from such varied countries as Australia, Czech Republic, India, Peru, Russia, South Africa, and the United States of America. Rarely, do you find such a broad perspective in one volume. KUDOS to the editors for bringing such diverse contributors together. The papers cover everything from workplace stress to military settings, athletes to cancer patients. This diverse juxtaposition of papers challenges and enlightens the concept of resilience as a buffer to chronic mental illness and as a contributor to well-being."</b></i>
    —Donald Meichenbaum , PhD, Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention, Miami, Florida, USA

    <b><i>"Drs. Rabindra Kumar Pradhan and Updesh Kumar have delivered the gold standard text on psychological well-being and resilience. The international perspective they have brought to the field on these topics is invaluable. Every clinician, academician, and researcher interested in the broad topics of psychological resiliency and psychological health will find this volume to be an outstanding resource."</b></i>
    —Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP, Vice Chair, Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, USA; Former U.S. Army Psychologist

    “The book showcases resilience as a conceptually and empirically robust construct useful for research and practice, and takes a comprehensive endeavor to provide the importance of resilience in various contexts by presenting suitable empirical evidences and applications. The book is deeply rooted in positive psychology and would be meaningful for scholars, leaders of organizations, and health professionals working in the areas of counselling, well-being, and community development.. . . Contributed by more than sixty scholars from across six continents . . . the volume adopts a cross-cultural multifactorial approach wherein, the context of resilience is presented embodied from different cultures and practiced throughout the globe, while simultaneously highlighting every other factor which can or should contribute to building resilience. . . . It is a valuable resource to learn about the positive and the negative sides of resilience.”
    —National Academy of Psychology, reviewed by Tushar Singh, Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, India