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hardiness

 [hahr´dĭ-nes]
a complex personality attribute that has been identified as a component in the maintenance of health and is the focus of intensive research activities. Generally, there are three elements that contribute to hardiness: control, commitment, and challenge. Control is the belief that an individual can influence events or occurrences, commitment is the deep feeling of involvement in daily activities, and challenge is viewed as an opportunity for development.

har·di·ness

(har'dē-nes),
A health-enhancing behavior trait believed to increase one's resistance to illness, characterized by a high level of personal control, commitment, and action in responding to events of daily life.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. hardi, fr. Germanic]

hardiness

in a psychological context, a dispositional tendency comprising a cluster of attitudes, beliefs and behavioural and mental skills that are held to promote resilience to the negative effects of stress on health and well-being.

hardiness,

n a cluster of attitudes and behaviors that allow people to maintain health and well-being in situations of stress. These include attitudes of commitment, control and challenge; coping habits; and the creation of social support networks.

har·di·ness

(hahrdē-nĕs)
A health-enhancing behavior trait believed to increase one's resistance to illness, characterized by great personal control and commitment, in response to events of daily life.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. hardi, fr. Germanic]
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Unlike hardiness, which can be developed at any time throughout life, optimism is typically seen as a stable personality trait that is developed during childhood (Scheier & Carver, 1992; Seligman, 1990).
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Correlations between hardiness scores and religious orientation in male student are demonstrated in Table 2.
The Hardiness model expresses the concept that the stress response is not an automatic and linear outcome, but the result of the interaction of an individual with the sources of stress.
Bartone et al (47,48) developed the dispositional hardiness scale to assess hardiness, and this scale has been used in a number of studies to relate hardiness characteristics in persons exposed to challenging occupations and experiences.
Two resilience factors are family hardiness and family functioning.
Beyond personal growth initiative, hardiness also captures an overall attitude of optimism, persistence, and strength.