Correlates of resilience among university students in Oman: a cross-sectional study

Omar Al Omari*, Asma Al Yahyaei, Dianne Wynaden, Jalal Damra, Maen Aljezawi, Mohammad Al Qaderi, Huda Al Ruqaishi, Loai Abu Shahrour, Mohammed ALBashtawy

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Background: Resilience has a paramount role in dealing with different life stressors and has a great impact on mental health. Aim: To assess the level of resilience among university students and explore the relation between resilience and a number of variables including psychological well-being, self-esteem and physical health. Methods: A cross-sectional design was utilized. Data was collected from 676 university students. Students were required to complete a demographic sheet, Brief Resilience Scale, World Health Organization Well-Being Index, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale and a physical health survey. Results: Overall, less than half of the participants have reported low levels of resilience (45.3%; n = 306). Regular sleep, perceived stress, WHO well-being index, self-esteem, and having a cumulative GPA of more than two, were factors that significantly predicted positive resilience in multivariate analysis. Conclusion: Resilience is a necessary skill among university students that requires more academic attention. Factors predicting positive resilience should be considered when implementing mental health promotion programs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalBMC psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023


  • Physical health
  • Resilience
  • Self-esteem
  • University students
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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