11 Dec, 2015 Last updated: 17 Feb, 2016

This report highlights factors that may be associated with resilience and personal wellbeing in young adults, and provides a baseline measure that will help to interpret data collected in future studies.

Summary: Young Victorians’ resilience and mental wellbeing survey (242 KB) 

Full Report: Young Victorians’ resilience and mental wellbeing survey (2.66 MB) 

This is the first study to bridge the gap between subjective wellbeing and resilience research by analysing the scores measured using the Personal Wellbeing Index-Adult and the brief version of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale. Written by Dr Melissa Weinberg and Dr Adrian Tomyn from the Australian Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University, it shows that although most young Victorians have good mental wellbeing, there is still more that can be done to build resilience in this group.