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“Resilience is not simply about bouncing back from adversity — it’s your capacity to be strengthened and improved by it.” —Dr. Paul G. Stoltz

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Study / Description Date Researcher(s)
Thesis: Measuring Millennials' Adversity Quotient® and Its Correlation with Individual Performance in Project Teams August 2016 Lloyd Harriman
Thesis: Adversity Quotient® and Leadership Styles among Student Leaders in Bulacan State University May 2016 Reizel Lois V. Bautista, Marielle Galilea D. Pascua, Joji V. Tiu, and Catherine D.O Vela
Study: Correlation between Adversity Quotient® and Job Performance of LGU Employees of Tayabas City: Input to Effective Public Personnel Management May 2016 Michael Vincent B. Ablaña and Danica J. Isidro
Thesis: The Level of Adversity Quotient® and Social Skills of Student Leaders at De La Salle Lipa May 2016 Amparo, Maureen M.
Study: Profile, Adversity Quotient®, and Multifactor Leadership Characteristics of Student Affairs and Services Administrators: Towards a Leadership Management Training Design April 2016 Jaruvic Clavano Rafols
Thesis: Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Quotient, Spiritual Quotient, and Adversity Quotient® and the Academic Performance of Students March 2016 Regine R. Villagonzalo
Thesis: Emotional Intelligence and Adversity Quotient of Selected Helping Professionals February 2016 Monica Joy O. Daloos
Study: Students' Adversity Quotient and Related Factors as Predictors of Academic Achievement in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Southwestern Nigeria October 2015 Babajide Mike Bakare
Study: Predictive Ability of Emotional Intelligence and Adversity Quotient on Academic Performance of USC College Students, Philippines April 2015 Lorraine Sausa, Rowelie Maiquez, Ann Cristelle Preolco, and Katherine Talatagod
Thesis: Adversity Quotient and Leadership Skills of School Administrators: Basis for Program Enhancement March 2015 Enjenette Baroa
Abstract: Adversity Quotient, Leadership Style and Performance of Secondary School Heads and Commitment to Organizational Values of Teachers in the Province of Tarlac March 2015 Jessie B. Aquino
Study: A Study of Adversity Quotient of Secondary School Students in Relation to their Academic Self Concept and Achievement Motivation November 2014 Ms. Mary Devakumar
Study: Adversity Quotients, Environmental Variables and Career Adaptability in Student Nurses August 2014 Yan Tian, Xiuzhen Fan
Thesis: Use of Adversity Quotient® in Creating Strong Business Leaders of Tomorrow July 2014 Susan Tripathi
Dissertation: Development of a Programme Enhancing Adversity Quotient of Students April 2014 Ms. Priyanka Jain
Thesis: A Study of Secondary School Student's Response to Adversity in Relation to Certain Psychological and Performance Factors January 2014 Mrs. Vakharia Radhika Samar Alka
Dissertation: Adversity Quotient and Personal Characteristics as Correlates of the Personality-Temperament Traits of Educators in Selected Public and Private Educational Institutions May 2013 Rowel B. Olila
Study: Adversity Quotient and Openness to Group Diversity as Predictors of Job Embeddedness April 2013 Ms. Xy-Za Marie De Gulan
Thesis: The Relationship of Personal Characteristics and Job Satisfaction to Adversity Quotient of Police Officers in Manila Police District March 2013 Bantang, Bianes, Caguingin, Estrella, and Macanlalay
Thesis: Adversity Quotient and Leadership Style in Relation to the Demographic Profile of the Elementary School Principals in the Second Congressional District of Camarines Sur March 2013 Jodel N. Napire
Thesis: Adversity Quotient and Self-Efficacy of Teenage Mothers December 2012 Amiel Legaspi
Study: Adversity Quotient and Achievement Motivation of Selected Third Year and Fourth Year Psychology Students of de la Salle Lipa A.Y. 2012–2013 October 2012 Charmaine Macasaet and Guillian Cornista
Thesis: Effectiveness of an Intervention Programme to Develop  Adversity Quotient® of Potential Leaders November 2011 Priti Sachdev
Study: The Adversity Quotient of Parents with Special Needs Children and Adversity Quotient of Parents with Normal Children April 2011 Verlaine Patdo
Study: A Correlational Study in the Adversity Quotient® and the Mathematics Achievement of Sophomore Students of College of Engineering and Technology in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynilaw January 2011 Jonas M. Cura and Jeric L. Gozum
Study: Enhancing the AQ of junior college students August 2009 Archana Almeida
Study: AQ and leadership style, performance and best practices April 2009 Lea Canivel
Study: AQ and academic performance among college students March 2009 Zhou Huijuan
Study:The effect of a mentoring program on the AQs of college freshmen Jan 2009 Jasmin Enriquez
Dissertation: Resilience and Commitment to Change: A Case Study of a Nonprofit Organization March 2007 Guy D. Langvardt, Ph.D.
Abstract: Resilience and Commitment to Change: A Case Study of a Nonprofit Organization
Abstract: Influence of Resilience and Personal Meaning on Vicarious Traumatization in Psychotherapists December 2006 Jelena Zeleskov Djoric
Dissertation: A Study of Adversity Quotient of Secondary School Climate in Relation to their School Performance and School Climate 2006 Rochelle D'souza
Abstract: Adversity and Obstacles in the Shaping of Prominent Leaders: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry August 2005 Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.
Abstract: Optimism, Adversity and Performance: Comparing Explanatory Style and AQ June 2005 Monica Brannon Johnson
Master’s Thesis: Optimism, Adversity and Performance: Comparing Explanatory Style and AQ
Abstract: Adversity Quotient Levels of Female Grade School Teachers of a Public and a Private School March 2005 Elaine Lucero Villaver
Study: Adversity Quotient and the Performance Level of Selected Middle Managers of the Different Departments of the City of Manila as Revealed by the 360-degree Feedback System 2004 A.R. Lazaro-Capones, Ph.D.
Abstract: The Relationship between Principal Response to Adversity and Student Achievement June 2003 Mark Williams, Ph.D.
Dissertation: The Relationship between Principal Response to Adversity and Student Achievement
Dissertation: The Relationship between Resilience and Job Satisfaction in Mental Health Care Workers Oct 2002 Bonnie Thomas - Sharksnas, Ph.D.
Study: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — Adversity Quotient: The role of personal bounce-back ability in new venture formationClick here to see follow-up study March 2000 Gideon D. Markman