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
Pages (from-to)2
JournalBMC psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2023


  • Physical health
  • Resilience
  • Self-esteem
  • University students
  • Well-being
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Students/psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience, Psychological
  • Oman
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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