The word "resilience" has been used frequently since the events of September 11, 2001. Children, families, communities, and the nation as a whole have all been described as resilient, or having the ability to function well despite experiencing highly stressful events. In everyday language, resiliency is the ability to "roll with the punches" and cope with life events, both negative (e.g., health problems) and positive (e.g., birth of a child). Some stressful events, such as unemployment, divorce, widowhood, and disability, affect people individually. Others, such as layoffs, plant closings, and acts of terrorism, affect large groups of people or society as a whole.
Resiliency varies from person to person according to the situation at hand and personal resiliency resources. Two people can experience exactly the same situation but handle it very differently. How easily could you handle a health, financial, or other type of life crisis? Take the quiz below to find out.
Note: By taking this quiz you will be contributing to a study on resiliency resources. Your results will be recorded anonymously. We are not collecting any identifying information. You will need to complete each survey question and each demographic question in order to receive your score.
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