From Resilience to Wellbeing at School among Romanian Students - Examining the Role of Social-Economic Status


  • Elena Cocoradă Professor PhD, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  • Anca Daniela Fărcaş Lecturer PhD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Ioana Emanuela Orzea School counsuler PhD, Radu Negru High School, Romania, Făgăraş



achievement, resilience, secondary school, socio-economic status, well-being


Well-being in school is a dimension for overall life satisfaction and quality of life and is important for adolescents who are in a critical period of development and exposed to a variety of risk factors. This paper aims to analyze the relationship between resilience and well-being at school, focused on the role of socioeconomic status, using a quantitative approach. The results show that students who have the achievement motivation and grades significantly higher come from favoured families. These students tend to be more resilient, have a positive orientation towards the future, a better well-being expressed by positive indicators than those students belonging to medium or low-income families. But socioeconomically favoured students are less satisfied with school than with underprivileged students. Achievement motivation is an important predictor of well-being at school, both in middle and high schools. In high school students’ sample, well-being (positive indicators) significantly explains satisfaction with school. In middle school students’ sample, satisfaction with school is explained by resilience and, indirectness, through wellbeing expressed by negative indicators. Age-differentiated interventions that generate a supportive environment must be implemented for all: for students with low socio-economic status because they are less resilient and with lower overall wellbeing, but also for socio-economically favoured students, because they are less satisfied with school.


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Cocoradă, E., Fărcaş, A. D., & Orzea, I. E. (2019). From Resilience to Wellbeing at School among Romanian Students - Examining the Role of Social-Economic Status. Revista Romaneasca Pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 11(1), 14-30.

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