Generalized Resistance Resources in the Salutogenic Model of Health

Orly Idan*, Monica Eriksson, Michal Al-Yagon

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This chapter presents and discusses theoretical considerations and empirical findings regarding the concepts generalized resistance resources (GRRs) and generalized resistance deficits (GRDs). Recent research findings are presented, showing how these resources or deficits impact sense of coherence (SOC). Suggestions for future research directions (e.g., individuals’ differential susceptibility to environmental effects and eudaimonia/hedonia perspectives) and interventional implications are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Salutogenesis
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030795153
ISBN (Print)9783030795146
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Attachment relationships
  • Demographic resources
  • Emotional closeness
  • Family climate
  • Generalised resistance resources
  • Genetic factors
  • Parental resources
  • Personal characteristics
  • School setting
  • Social support


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