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Testing Restorative Narratives In A College Student Resilience Project

Title: Testing Restorative Narratives In A College Student Resilience Project.
Name(s): Ray, Elizabeth C., author
Arpan, Laura, author
Oehme, Karen, author
Perko, Ann, author
Clark, James, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Journal Article
Date Issued: hu Aug 01 00:00:00 ED
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A new online program, The Student Resilience Project (, explores how institutions can effectively communicate health and resilience information to students. We investigated one key element of a pilot version of this program, specifically its use of video-based "restorative narratives," which depict college students overcoming adversity using institutional resources. We proposed a theoretical model, which is supported by data from a survey completed by undergraduate students (n = 229) who viewed the videos. Results suggest that perceptions of restorative narratives can directly predict students' behavioral intentions, including their intention to seek resources and to share content with other students. Perceptions of restorative narratives also influenced behavioral intentions indirectly via their influence on meaningful affect and outcome expectations, including the belief that advice and resources would help them and others. Based on the model, we offer evidence-based suggestions for web-based prevention programs.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_wos_000476538400003 (IID), 10.1007/s10755-019-9464-4 (DOI)
Keywords: efficacy, mental-health, elevation, positive emotions, self, broaden, Online training, Resilience, Restorative narratives, Student wellbeing
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Innovative Higher Education.
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 44

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Ray, E. C., Arpan, L., Oehme, K., Perko, A., & Clark, J. Testing Restorative Narratives In A College Student Resilience Project. Innovative Higher Education. Retrieved from