Determining the efficacy of resiliency training in the work site

J Allied Health. Fall 2004;33(3):178-83.


Resilience and resiliency training, an approach that encompasses the complementary and alternative medicine movement, seems to be an important concept and philosophy that can be embraced by allied health professionals. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a worksite resiliency training program (personal resilience and resilient relationships [PRRR]) by evaluating its impact on innate resilience/reintegration, selected resilient qualities (self-esteem, locus of control, purpose in life, and interpersonal relations), and job satisfaction. The experimental group received the PRRR training, and the control group did not receive any training. The PRRR training comprised five 8-hour training modules. The study was implemented at a large government organization's facility in Northern Utah. A total of 232 participants were assigned randomly by work unit into the PRRR training group (n = 123) and the control group (n = 109); 150 participants (73 in the experimental and 77 in the control group) were present at all three data collections and were eligible for analysis. Significant and positive change occurred in the experimental group, based on combined survey data, with regard to five of the six variables, with job satisfaction being the only variable not showing positive change in this group. The control group saw no positive effects. The results of the study support the efficacy of the PRRR training as implemented in the work site.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Female
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Holistic Health*
  • Humans
  • Internal-External Control
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Program Evaluation
  • Self Concept
  • Self Efficacy*
  • Self-Assessment
  • State Government
  • Utah
  • Workplace / psychology*