AHS-P6-3. Resilience in the BIPOC Community: A Systematic Review

Lianelys Cabrera Martinez1
Aldo Barrita, M.A.1
Faculty Mentor: Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Ph.D.1
1College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology

The present study is a systematic literature review on the psychology of resilience, or the ability to bounce back after a difficult situation. Although resilience is a timely and relevant variable in social psychology, little is known about its connection to the racism-related experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). This review explores how resilience manifests in the BIPOC community and its influence on the identity of minority groups. Previous research has shown that BIPOC reports higher resilience; however, there is still uncertainty around its connection to discrimination. Through the analysis of nine final research articles, we examined four main questions: (a) What is the prominent definition of resilience?, (b) How is resilience experienced or manifested among BIPOC?, (c) How is resilience operationalized when experiencing oppression?, and (d) What are the limitations in the literature of resilience? Results shed light on the need to further investigate resilience as a protective factor against discrimination in the BIPOC community.

This research was funded by UNLV’s TRIO McNair Scholars Institute, which is housed within UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach and funded under the TRIO Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program by a grant (P217A170069) from the U.S. Department of Education. 


Nov 15 - 19 2021


All Day


AHS: Poster Session 6
The Office of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Undergraduate Research


3 Replies to “AHS-P6-3. Resilience in the BIPOC Community: A Systematic Review”

  1. Liya,

    It’s so cool to hear the results of this project, and you sounded really confident in your presentation. Comparing the articles that used quantitative and qualitative research methods, which did you find more compelling?


    1. Hi Carrie!!
      I found the articles that used qualitative research slightly more compelling because the authors expanded more on the concept of resilience concerning factors such as discrimination, self-esteem, ethnic affirmation, and ethnic identity. Since the authors were more thorough in the analyses and theories, I was able to better comprehend the topic.

      Thank you so much for your question! 😀

  2. Welcome! Thank you so much for watching this presentation. Your feedback will be very appreciated, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.

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