hardiness


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hardiness: stress hardiness

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]

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]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It is not surprising that attempts to define cold hardiness, whether within the vine, as a response to variation and timing of weather conditions, or as a relation between the two are very complex.
So, the supercooling capacity was one of the important predictors of cold hardiness in insects.
Research suggests that as educators, we must be create academic environments that promote resiliency and hardiness. This includes promoting caring and supportive relationships, providing opportunities for participation, and offering access to technology-based resources and knowledge.
* ARS researchers found early pruning doesn't affect winter hardiness.
Conclusion: Hardiness was found as significant predictor of professional life stress among house-job doctors.
Built on the aforementioned theoretical premises, the current study examined the moderating role of hardiness in the relationship between PWB and LoR in a group of never-employed Italian EAs.
With regard to sport, hardiness has been related to overall basketball performance in high school athletes (Maddi & Hess, 1992).
This tool is a shortened, revised version of the Personal Views Survey created by Maddi and colleagues (2006) to measure personality hardiness. The PSV III-R consists of the 18 most reliable and valid items from the previous versions of the Personal Views Survey.
Truth be told, since the 1978 Blizzard, the powers that be have made concerted and constantly evolving efforts to prevent New Englanders from having to test their innate hardiness against the unexpected fury of Mother Nature.
"Knowing the USDA hardiness zones for the vegetables you're growing is absolutely essential.
Varias pesquisas tambem tem se empenhado para demonstrar os efeitos de hardiness como fator protetor contra consequencias negativas, como o desenvolvimento de perturbacoes psicologicas, em profissoes que sao reconhecidas pelo ambiente e tarefas carregadas de estimulos e agentes agressores, como e o caso da enfermagem (Keane, Ducette, & Adler, 1985; Van Servellen, Topf, & Leake, 1994), servico militar (Bartone, 1999; Florian, Mikuliner, & Taubman, 1995; Waysman, Schwarzwald, & Solomon, 2001) e policia (Hills & Norvell, 1991; James, 2005; Radisic, 2005).
The aim of this study was to the relationship between religious orientations with hardiness in students [11].