BACKGROUND: Transition from adolescence to young adulthood (ages 18- 35 years) can be particularly difficult for people with epilepsy as they have to cope with stressors and challenges associated with independent living, postsecondary education, healthcare, social relationships, and employment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate constructs based on Kumpfer's resilience framework model as predictors of life satisfaction in young adults with epilepsy. METHOD: 194 young adults with epilepsy participated in the present study. A hierarchical regression analysis (HRA) was conducted to answer the research questions. RESULTS: HRA results indicated that variables in Kumpfer's resilience framework model significantly predicted life satisfaction of young adults with epilepsy, R2=0.71, f2=2.45, which is a very large effect size. Family support, friends support, secure attachment, core self-evaluations, and trait resilience were found to contribute significantly to the variation in life satisfaction scores after controlling for the effect of other variables in the HRA model. CONCLUSION: Findings of the present study strongly support the validity of Kumpfer's (1999) resilience framework model, particularly the important roles of person-environment factors in predicting life satisfaction of young adults with epilepsy. This model approach to defining resilience can be used by rehabilitation counselors in case conceptualization, assessment, planning, and counseling.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jan 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Occupational Therapy