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Assessing Resilience: The Resilience at Work Assessment (RAWA)

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Relationship to Self (Psychological Self)


Being confident in our ability to cope with the world. Believing in our abilities, skills, or attributes and our capacity to succeed in what we set out to do.
Optimism The ability to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect more favorable outcomes.
Positivity Cultivating positive emotions to find the good in life and not dwell on the negative.  The ability to hold onto positive emotions despite challenges.
Self-awareness Having the ability to reflect on what we think and how we feel. This includes having an understanding of how we are perceived by others.
Self-management Exhibiting self-care and managing our own energy and emotions. This includes adapting our behaviors to socially appropriate norms. and exhibiting self control.
Relationship to Others (Social Self)
Appreciation The ability to express gratitude and say thanks to others. The ability to receive thanks and appreciations from others.
Helping Providing support to those who need it. Caring for or assisting a friend or colleague builds confidence, community and trust.
Accepting The ability to ask for and receive help from others.
Collaboration Being a team player means sharing information and resources to achieve better results and make collaborators more engaged.
Empathy The ability to put ourselves “in another’s shoes” and view the world as they see it.
Relationship to the Environment (Context)
Reframing The ability to shift our perspective, and see “reality” in a new light.  Seeing challenges as learning opportunities encourages reasonable risk-taking, and fostering personal and professional growth.
Goal-Oriented Setting goals that gives us a compass to guide ourselves through life’s journey.  By setting realistic goals, we have a better chance of reaching those goals.
Future-mindedness The ability to envision new possibilities that get ourselves beyond the “here and now” and better able to put what is occurring in the present into better perspective.
Purposeful The ability to test decisions to see if they are consistent with one’s values and beliefs.
Proactive Being able to think ahead to prevent possible problems and take advantage of opportunities. Taking charge of events rather than experiencing life as a victim of circumstance.


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