The Resiliency Attitude Scale will be used to measure the level of resiliency of each respondent who will participate in the survey. This instrument will determine the respondent’s attitudes regarding resiliency.Personal advancement for the study will be mainly measured by one’s level of motivation to seek/continue and/or finish adult education. The different levels of motivation will be determined on a progressive scale of 1-5. The lower level of the scale will represent low levels of motivation whereas the higher level of the scale will represent high levels of motivation.Both the Resiliency Attitude Scale and Personal Crisis Inventory will be administered during the survey. An instrument measuring personal advancement will be developed in the course of the study by the researcher, and will in effect be tested for its validity and reliability during the data analysis stage.Demonstrate how the study will advance the scientific knowledge base by addressing something that is not known, addressing something new or different from prior research, extending prior research and/or filling a gap in the existing literature. Describe exactly how your study will add to the existing body of literature on your topic. It can be a small step forward in a line of current research but it must add to the body of scientific knowledge in your specialization area and on the topic. Then, in a second paragraph discuss previous research and demonstrate exactly how your study will advance the scientific knowledge base on this topic. Include in-text citations and place the references in the reference section.Resiliency as a concept represents an integral characteristic of human beings—the need to survive and how this is achieved by the individual. Keller (2003) defines resiliency based on its generic model, identifying it as “the individual’s unique way of incorporating positive and negative experiences to produce successful outcome” (1). Resiliency as the focus of the study per se has been studied in numerous studies, used in either qualitative or quantitative approaches. The proposed study goes beyond the typical determination of resiliency level of the target group / population.The study will attempt to determine and describe the process that occurs towards the ‘production of successful outcome,’ how positive and negative experiences, or factors, increase or decrease an individual’s motivation to achieve a successful outcome
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