Date of Award

Fall 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


College of Education


Department of Education

Primary Advisor

Dr. Sarah J. Yates

Second Advisor

Dr. Thomas J. Gollery

Third Advisor

Dr. Lisa A. Coscia


The current study sought to determine if any meaningful relationship existed between perceived mental, emotional/behavioral, and academic resilience and overall resilience in adolescent American students. The current quantitative study was conducting using convenience sampling though a national school counselors’ website. Respondents were asked to respond to a modified version of the ARS-30 resiliency questionnaire as well as respond to a few demographic questions. The findings of the study demonstrated that each aspect of adolescent student resilience (mental, emotional/behavioral, and academic) were statistically significant predictors of overall student resilience; with academic resilience being the most statistically significant predictor of perceived overall resilience in adolescent American students. The findings of the current study give a starting point in measuring American adolescent resilience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the findings of the current study support previous research about the positive outcomes of resilience in students in academic settings.