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Resilience Profiles (Harm Avoidance, Persistence, and Self-directedness) among Swedish Clergy

Authors Danilo Garcia
Kevin M. Cloninger
Erica Schütz
Clara Amato
Franco Lucchese
Lil Carleheden Ottosson
Henrik Anckarsäter
C. Robert Cloninger
Published in 31st Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. Washington, D.C., USA
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Psychology
Centre for Ethics, Law, and Mental Health
Language en
Keywords Character, Clergy, Temperament, Personality, Resilience, Well-Being
Subject categories Psychology


Clergy experience a large number of stressors in their work. In this context, resilience in the face of adversity is the result of low Harm Avoidance, high Persistence and high Self-Directedness. We found that, compared to the general population, only one in four Swedish clergymen/women had this specific personality profile.

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